Things got crazy and very personal at the Cherokee County GOP Executive Committee meeting on October 31, 2017.
The main attraction was a #RULE44 Resolution to censure State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches RER56). State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville RER70) was there to defend Clardy.
The Cherokee County GOP Executive Committee (CEC) constructed a #RULE44 resolution that contained ten specific votes taken by Clardy during the 2017 legislative session that they argue violate the core principles of the Texas GOP, thereby qualifying Clardy for official censure and sanction by the state party.
Clardy put up a fierce defense and brought along Nichols as a “character witness”. The Nichols approach was to ridicule the cited votes and just “get it over with”, inferring it was a joke to be there in the first place.
Out of nowhere, during his address to the CEC, Nichols ends up insulting State Rep. Jonathan “Big Stick” Stickland (R-Bedford RER99) who is a member of the Freedom Caucus. Nichols declared he wouldn’t vote for pretty much anything with Stickland’s name on it.
The problem is, that with Nichols in the Texas Senate, and Stickland in the Texas House, the bravado sounds good, but it’s coming from an empty barrel. How often does Nichols get to vote on anything with Stickland’s name on it?
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