State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches RER56) could become the second Texas State Representative to be officially censured and recommended for sanction by a Texas Republican County Executive Committee.
The Cherokee County GOP Executive Committee is scheduled to meet tonight. The county seat is Rusk, Texas – behind the Pine Curtain of our state’s east. Cherokee County GOP Chair Tammy Blair has confirmed to RagingElephantsRadio.com that she has been informed by county precinct chairs that they intend to present a #Rule44 resolution before the body in tonight’s meeting naming Clardy.
The Chairwoman has indicated she has no intention of blocking any move by the body. “They do have a #Rule44 Resolution”, said Blair. “As a courtesy, I told Clardy. He’s having a wall-eyed hissy fit and demanding all kinds of information.”
Just like Bexar County, hardcore drama has been taking place in Cherokee. It exploded when the CEC unanimously passed an “anti-Straus” resolution this past August. It was a strong telegraph to Straus-ian Clardy that he was on the target list. Clardy wasn’t happy.
When RagingElephantsRadio.com broke the story that Bexar County GOP was facing a #Rule44 battle on Joe Straus, Clardy went ballistic. Blair told RER on Friday, September 15, Clardy threatened to sue the CEC if the committee #Rule44’d him in a previous-day phone conversation.
Blair reported that in that phone conversation, Clardy said “the Platform is meaningless” and that “it’s the Chair’s job to keep censure off the agenda”. Blair told RER, “What happened to ‘of, by, and for the people’?”
On Saturday, September 23, State Rep. “Lord Byron” Cook (R-Corsicana RER56) was the first Texas GOP public officeholder to be officially censured and recommended for sanction by the state party when Anderson County of his district met the rule’s voting threshold. Only minutes after Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced that he was leaving the Pink Dome, all together, “Lord Byron” did the same on October 25.
Potentially getting #Rule44’d couldn’t come at a worse time for Clardy. On Thursday, October 26, one day after the Straus and Cook announcements, Clardy told the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel that he was interested in the Texas Speaker’s position.
Danny Ward has declard as an opponent to Clardy for the March 2018 Texas primary.
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