The October 9 meeting of the Bexar GOP County Executive Committee was a tinderbox from the first moments. It was held at the county party’s headquarters. Tension could be cut with a knife because everyone knew there would be showdown on a #RULE44 resolution naming Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.
This move by a faction of precinct chairs in Bexar County, the home county of the power-wielding Speaker, may be the story of the year.
Even before a motion was made on the #RULE44 resolution from the floor, raw nerves exploded into an attempt by Chairman Stovall to have a committee member forcibly removed from the county executive committee meeting by the Sargent-at-Arms.
The committee member continually stood to challenge the Chair on points of order. Stovall began to ignore her calls from the floor for recognition. At one point, she steps into the aisle and begins slowly moving toward the front of the meeting room continually repeating, “Mr. Chairman! Mr. Chairman!”
When Stovall called for her removal, tempers flared.
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