Every One of Texas' Catholic Bishops Shamed GOP Governor for Plan to Block Refugees From Entering Texas
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott shocked his constituents and other Americans when he became the first governor to announce that his state would not accept any refugees whatsoever—even if said refugees were vetted and came through the proper channels.
Abbott says his state's resources should go to Texas instead.
Texas Republicans Warn of 'Polarizing Nature' of Trump in 2020 Strategy Memo Accidentally Sent to Democrats
In a move that reflected similar gaffes by the White House, the Texas GOP sent their preliminary 2020 election strategy to the email addresses of Democrats Party Monday evening. The Texas Republicans said—just like the administration of President Donald Trump—it was a low level staffer that made the mistake.
So what is on the minds of the Texas GOP headed into the next presidential election?
'Fox and Friends' Went From Mocking the Climate Strike to Reporting on Catastrophic Weather in Under Two Minutes in the Ultimate Self-Own
Fox & Friends often draws criticism for their hosts' comments. Openly displayed devotion to President Donald Trump, his administration staff, and family members means whatever Trump loves, Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade—the weekday couch denizens—promote.
And whatever Trump dislikes, the Fox hosts mock or otherwise attempt to discredit.
Jeanine Pirro Sits in Stunned Silence as C-SPAN Caller From Texas Criticizes Her for Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
Judge Jeanine Pirro's racist rhetoric caught up to her in a recent Washington Journal appearance on C-SPAN when a man from Texas—who at first appeared to be a supporter of President Donald Trump—ended up taking her, Trump, and the Republican party to task for their anti-immigrant rhetoric and their utter hostility toward Latinx people in general.
The man—who did not give his name—skewered Pirro for her "anti-people with brown skin" rhetoric. Pirro only grimaced as he told her that stances like hers motivated the racist who murdered 22 people in El Paso last month to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas."
Beto O'Rourke Accuses Texas State Rep of 'Death Threat' for His Now Deleted Response to Beto's AR-15 Buyback Plan
It was only last month that 22 people were murdered by a racist gunman targeting Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, once again bringing gun violence to the forefront of American political issues.
El Paso is the hometown of former congressman and current Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who suspended campaigning after the shooting to console his constituents and help the town recover before getting back on the campaign trail.
Beto O'Rourke Accuses Meghan McCain of Giving People 'Permission to Be Violent' If His AR-15 Buy Back Program Is Implemented
On Tuesday's season premiere of The View Meghan McCain made an on air declaration that 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took exception to. In a heated discussion of the latest mass shooting, McCain extolled the popularity of the AR-15 rifle and stated violence would occur if anyone tried to eliminate or limit access to the weapon.
As part of his campaign platform, Texas born Beto O'Rourke proposed an AR-15 style weapon buyback program. But the former Texas Representative said to The Daily Beast about McCain's statements on national television:
AOC Skewers GOP Congressman Who Says He Won't Be Able to Loan His Friends Guns with Universal Background Checks
As mass shootings continue to plague the United States, most recently in Odessa, Texas, Americans are calling for action to be taken to stem the epidemic. Among the calls to action are universal background checks, which would close federal loopholes and require background checks for private sales. While many states have laws requiring background checks for private transactions, they aren't required under federal law.
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wants to keep it that way. His state, which has had at least two mass shootings in 30 days, loosened gun laws the day after the Odessa shooting.