Thursday morning brief 11.21.19

Cornyn bearish on Trump impeachment

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Don Dyer, an Austin businessman, penned an open letter to Governor Abbott yesterday requesting a special session. As was stated in Monday’s brief, in addition to having unfinished business from the 2019 regular session, Speaker Bonnen will be a drag on Republicans in 2020, a central part of the Democrat corrupt GOP narrative.

Meanwhile, Gov. Abbott and the GOP are sitting on issues that poll well across the board, including election integrity and the forced gender reassignment of children. Abbott won in 2014 against a rabid pro-abort Democrat who failed to break 40%. Distinctions drove that margin, distinctions that the Texas GOP does not have today.

RAICES, a Texas-based nonprofit, is paying $2.1 million, so ICE will release 200 detained illegal immigrants. A representative from the group called bonding out illegal aliens, ransom payments

Sen. John Cornyn does not expect President Trump will be impeached by the Senate if/when the House votes to impeach. During his weekly conference call with reporters Cornyn stated:

“It’s completely unacceptable, here less than a year before the election, to tear the country apart, to paralyze Congress and preclude us from doing other important work for the American people, in pursuit of an impeachment that will not succeed in removing the president,”

Governor Abbott continued trickling out endorsements, yesterday backing Angelica Garcia for House District 132 over former Rep. Mike Schofield. Hours after the Governor’s publicized support, Texans for Lawsuit Reform threw in with Schofield.

Texas Counts, an effort by the left-wing group Center for Public Policy Priorities to promote the 2020 census, was announced yesterday. The initiative is being sponsored/partnered in a large number of organizations.

Hit the links

Conservative leader pulls support from Patterson

Couple convicted of dissolving drowned infant

Trump, Cook tour Texas computer factory

Bloomberg files to get on Texas primary ballot

China, U.S. relations worse off after congressional action

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