In what has to be considered a historical moment in Texas political history. The Republican Party of Bexar County has officially #RULE44 censured Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.
The meeting took place tonight in San Antonio and was attended by 100+ precinct chairs.
Tempers flared early even before official debate started. Straus supporters attempted time-killing tactics in an effort to prolong the inevitable and gum-up the well-organized anti-Straus forces.
Perhaps the most vivacious debating was over whether videos supporting the resolution would be allowed to be played. The body eventually decided to play the videos, foreshadowing what the final and official censure vote could look like.
99 votes were cast. In order for the resolution to pass according to Texas GOP #RULE44, a 2/3 affirmative vote of those voting would be needed. 66 votes.
The Straus #RULE44 Censure Resolution passed with a total of 77 votes.
The censure resolution now is passed up to the State Republican Executive Committee for official state party censure and penalties.
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