GILMER, TX, July 13, 2017: East Texans for Liberty’s Executive Board votes unanimously to pass the following Resolution:
Resolution for a new Texas House Speaker
WHEREAS, House District 121 Representative and Speaker of the House Joe Straus has been one of the more controversial figures in Texas politics due to his well-documented anathema to the conservative reforms that have been repeatedly placed in the RPT platform.
WHEREAS, Just this past session, Straus conspired with Democrats and liberal Republicans to kill property tax reform, higher ethical standards for elected officials, and the majority of the Republican Party’s legislative priorities.
WHEREAS, We the Executive Board members of East Texans for Liberty of Upshur County, join the Bexar County GOP & DeWitt County GOP in their resolve that there should be a change in leadership in the Texas House speakership due to fact that Texas House Speaker Joe Straus does not support the RPT platform.
RESOLVED, Be it resolved we call on all conservative and county GOP’s, statewide, to join us.
"Joe Straus has attempted to destroy the conservative solutions that Texans are demanding. It is time House Leadership be replaced with an authentic conservative that will stand with a constitutionally conservative Republican Party Platform," said East Texans for Liberty Executive Board member, David Watts.