The Republican Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives met on December 1 to finalize the process of selecting the Caucus’ nominee for Speaker.
This is the third time the Texas GOP Representatives have huddled up to discuss this process that’s called for by the Texas GOP Platform of 2016. The Platform instructs the GOP House Caucus to convene after the November general election and before the opening day of the Texas Legislative Session to select a consensus party nominee for Speaker. The Platform does not prescribe the process by which to get to a nominee.
The grand idea is that once a consensus nominee is settled upon by the House GOP Caucus, the Caucus is to march into the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session and vote as a block for the Speaker nominee.
In the RERvideo, State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) makes a report before the quarterly meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), the board of directors for the state party.
Biedermann describes how the Caucus came to a multi-threshold process for a Speaker candidate to win the nomination. The first threshold is to win the vote by a 2/3’s super majority. Threshold number two will be a 3/5’s vote total.
Why not a simple majority? Biedermann explains the thinking of the Caucus in his SREC report.
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