Texas Republicans pull a "Not my President" on Biden
The Texas GOP has also suggested/passed some questionable resolutions...
It’s official, the Texas Republican party has officially gone bat shit crazy. They also have officially rejected the results of the 2020 Presidential Election over the weekend. The party passed a resolution that blamed election fraud in five battleground states as the reason Biden even won over Trump. President Biden is being considered - via the resolution - by Republicans as “acting” president.
"We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States. The elections in five states violated Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution because various secretaries of state illegally circumvented their state legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple ways, including by allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020."
The resolution reads.
Many reviews of the 2020 election have concluded that there was no change in the outcome of any state election. Even Trump’s Attorney General William Barr has rejected the ridiculous claims of election fraud. Dozens of unsuccessful election fraud battles have been waged by former President Trump and the GOP as a whole. This includes many rejected appeals to the Supreme Court.
Trump shouldn’t be honed in so much on election fraud though as he faces extreme scrutiny for his involvement in the January 6th Capitol Riots.
Not only did the Texas Republicans dismiss President Biden as president, but they also passed numerous resolutions that seem very off-putting. The platform has called now for:
The complete abolition of abortion.
Prohibiting “the teaching of sex education, sexual health, or sexual choice, or identity in any public school in any grade whatsoever.” (I will admit, I back this.)
Referred to homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.”
Also calls for Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision to legalize same-sex marriage, to be overturned.
"Texas retains the right to secede from the United States. In the 2023 general election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”
The platform read as one resolution that has called for a referendum to withdraw from the United States as well as the United Nations eventually.
Many of those in attendance of whatever sort of get-together this was also opposed to a new bipartisan gun bill being negotiated and also criticized Senator John Cornyn for his work on the bill (John is a Republican…).
When Cornyn addressed those at the convention, he was met with a massive wave of boos. Standing strong in the midst of disapproval, Cornyn defended the gun control legislation framework saying, "I will not under any circumstance support new restrictions for law-abiding gun owners. That will always be my red line. And despite what some of you may have heard, the framework that we are working on is consistent with that red line."
"Democrats push for an assault weapons ban. I said no. They tried to get a new three-week mandatory waiting period for all gun purchases. I said no. Universal background checks. Magazine bans; licensing requirements. The list goes on and on and on. And I said no, no, 1000 times no!"
John Cornyn added.
The idea of pushing back the legal age to purchase a rifle is one that the Texas Republicans absolutely despise. They cite, "those under 21 are most likely to be victims of violent crime and thus most likely to need to defend themselves. All gun control is a violation of the Second Amendment and our God-given rights."
Strange however that even as they stand so strongly behind the Second Amendment, they wish for others to be forgotten. The Seventeenth Amendment has been in conversation throughout the GOP to be revoked which would allow Senators to be voted in rather than being appointed. Others have called for the Sixteenth Amendment (federal income tax) to be cut.
Constitutional amendments require two-thirds of each chamber of Congress, or two-thirds of states, to be proposed, as well as three-fourths of state legislatures for ratification.