MON brief 7.12.21

Conservative streak at GOP continues

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Today’s stories

MATT RINALDI is the new chairman of the Texas GOP.

A former State Representative from Dallas, Rinaldi has spent much of the last year advocating against state-backed lockdowns via Twitter and at rallies around the state.

The top spot of the Texas GOP has with greater frequency been filled by conservatives after decades of establishment-aligned leadership.

VACCINATION RATES are an unwitting witness to the intended effect of election “fortification” (rigging).

ELECTION INTEGRITY bills passed out of both House (HB3) and Senate (SB1) committees over the weekend.

Lauding the quick passage of the House’s measure, Rep. Matt Shaheen undermined the lamest talking point lawmakers use to excuse inaction on priority measures, “we ran out of time.”

HB3, a solid election integrity bill, was filed, posted, referred, and voted out of committee in less than 120 hours. During the session, the Senate suspended rules to move a bill through the entire process in just one day.

Inaction in Austin is on purpose. Your elected officials are lying to you if they say otherwise.

Hit the links

Baylor won’t be allowed to have its cake and eat it as well

Donald Trump wins CPAC straw poll walking away

Julian Castro joins NBC and MSNBC as a political analyst

Lumber prices regulating from pandemic heights

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