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November 26, 2014
Jason Villalba is the Texas State Representative for District 112 in northeast Dallas County. On Sunday, November 16, 2014, State Rep. Villalba referred to well-known, Texas liberty movement activists, by name, as “goons”. The insult was delivered during the airing of a political talk show on TV station WFAA. Mr. Villalba’s comments are the result of a heated contest for Texas Speaker of the House between incumbent Joe Straus, and challenger State Rep. Scott Turner.
Here is the specific quote from Villalba:
“Let’s be clear. These votes are going to go on record, so that organizations – that are manufactured grassroots organizations, like EmpowerTexans – can say, ‘let’s go ahead and challenge Jason in a primary’, right? This is driven by a single person in west Texas, through his goons like Michael Quinn Sullivan, Alice Linahan, and Cathie Adams, to create this manufactured grassroots movement. It does not exist.”
Michael Quinn Sullivan is the head of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/EmpowerTexans. Alice Linahan concentrates on CSCOPE/Common Core opposition, is attached to Women on the Wall, and Voices Empower. Cathie Adams is the head of Texas Eagle Forum, and the former chairwoman of the Republican Party of Texas. Each person has piled up years of activism/volunteerism within the Texas liberty movement.
Mr. Villalba is a vociferous supporter of the current Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus. He has recently become more aggressive in his public statements in defense of Mr. Straus, apparently willingly taking an “attack dog” position in the Straus political syndicate.
In grading State Rep. Jason Villalba’s level of conservatism, his RER Score is 58.7 out of a possible 100.