Texas GOP Declares Joe Biden Illegitimate ‘We Reject Certified 2020 Presidential Election Results’.
Published on 19.6.2022
Texas Republicans gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this week to set the party’s platform for the 2022 election and to discuss current issues, such as election integrity, immigration, gun control and the economy.
The more conservative base set the tone for the convention, chastising Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx.) for his stance on gun control and taking an important stand on the 2020 election, where the Convention attendees passed a resolution saying Joe Biden was not “legitimately elected.”
Meeting in their first in-person convention since 2018, Texas Republicans acted Saturday on a series of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right.
They approved measures declaring that President Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected” and reprimanding the senator John Cornyn for taking part in bipartisan gun talks. They also voted for a platform that declares homosexuality an “abnormal life choice” and calls on Texas schoolchildren to “learn humanity from the unborn.”
These actions capped a convention that underscored the adamant opposition of the party’s most active and vocal members to any compromise with the Democrats or any restraint on social positions, even as the state has diverse and that the Republican margin in state elections has narrowed slightly in recent years. »
Cornyn was met with boos after taking the stage to justify his support for gun control legislation that would expand background checks for gun owners under 21 and provide funding for “red flag” laws that currently exist in 19 states.
The convention also passed a pro-life resolution that would require Texas students to learn “the humanity of the unborn” and teach that life begins at fertilization.
A resolution calling for the abolition of the Federal Reserve was also passed at the convention.
The agenda was a massive victory for grassroots conservatives in Texas who have long felt the Republican Party is too moderate, especially on immigration and social issues.