Texas Republicans met at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this week to set the party’s agenda for the 2022 election and to discuss the issues of the day, such as election integrity, immigration, gun control, and the economy.
The more conservative grassroots set the tone for the convention, rebuking Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx.) for his stance on gun control and taking a significant stand on the 2020 election, where convention attendees passed a resolution saying that Joe Biden was not ‘legitimately elected.’
The Texas Tribune Reports–
“Meeting at their first in-person convention since 2018, Texas Republicans on Saturday acted on a raft 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 rebuking Sen. John Cornyn for taking part in bipartisan gun talks. They also voted on a platform that declares homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice” and calls for Texas schoolchildren “to learn about the humanity of the preborn child.”
The actions capped a convention that highlighted how adamantly opposed the party’s most active and vocal members are to compromising with Democrats or moderating on social positions, even as the state has grown more diverse and Republicans’ margins in statewide elections have shrunk slightly in recent years.”
Cornyn was met with boos after he took took the stage to justify his support of gun control legislation that would expand background checks for gun owners younger than 21 and provide funds to “red flag” laws that currently exist in 19 states.
Trending: Female Basketball Player PUNCHES Opponent In Face During NIT Tournament Game… Is Charged With Assault [VIDEO]
The convention also passed a pro-life resolution that would require Texas students to learn about the “humanity of the preborn child” and teach that life begins at fertilization.
A resolution that calls 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 believed the Republican Party is too moderate on immigration and social issues, among other things.