February 20, 2018      10:29 AM
Updated: Ahead of Abbott rallies for their opponents, Texas House GOP Caucus issues statements of support for Davis, Faircloth
In response, Abbott consultant Dave Carney called them all Democrats; Chair Davis said he may be "cresting in an alternate reality."
Editor’s note: This story has
again been updated, this time to include comments from Chair Davis ahead of
today’s rally in Houston, including her take on Dave Carney calling all Texas
House Republicans “dems” – SB
Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to hit
this road for campaign rallies in Houston and Galveston today and tomorrow for
the opponents of Representatives Sarah
Davis and Wayne Faircloth, the Texas
House GOP Caucus on Monday issued statements of support for both.
would seem to be a benign gesture by the Republican members for their
colleagues in contested primaries.
what unfolded next included Gov. Abbott’s chief consultant Dave Carney calling the entire caucus a bunch of Democrats followed
by members of the Freedom Caucus signaling that House Republicans should be able
to support whomever they wish for an elected office.
stance, by the way, contradicts their demands for a united caucus when it’s
time to choose a presiding officer.
By Scott Braddock