Oh, you HAVE to be kidding me!
Rep. Larry Phillips identified in ethics inquiry involving speakers race
Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, the vice chairman of the House comittee charged with investigating ethics complaints, was identified today as the House leadership member who allegedly warned a colleague that lawmakers who fail to support Speaker Joe Straus for re-election could face retribution through redistricting.
Rep. Charles L. “Chuck” Hopson, chairman of the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee, made the disclosure before the committee went into closed executive session to discuss the allegation. Phillips recused himself as vice-chairman of the panel and was participating in the closed session. He was not immediately available for comment.
Hopson ordered the inquiry after Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, released a statement saying that a member of Straus’ leadership team warned him that members who fail to support Straus in the speakers race could be punished when lawmakers redraw legislative districts next year…
We play politics dirty in Texas; particularly when it’s a couple of RINOs who learned everything they know from DemoCraps.