After Texas House Republican leadership allowed the Democrats to run out the clock, killing legislation championed by the Texas GOP, the Texas Freedom Caucus was swift in calling for Governor Greg Abbott to call the legislature back for a special session.
“The simple truth is last night’s failure to pass conservative priorities should not have been possible,” stated a press release released by the caucus. “Common sense legislation protecting women’s sports, ending taxpayer-funded lobbying, and outlawing social media censorship of conservatives were killed on the floor of the House.”
“We know Governor Abbott plans to call the Legislature back into special session this fall. We urge him to call the Legislature back into special session immediately to pass these conservative priorities, along with legislation to protect children from genital mutilation.”
“The people of Texas sent a Republican majority to Austin. They expect results on these issues. We urge the Governor to help ensure results are delivered.”
Much like their namesake in the U.S. Congress, the Texas Freedom Caucus is a group of state House members who tend to be further right than the average GOP legislator. Montgomery County’s own Steve Toth (R-Conroe) is a member of the caucus.
Abbott has so far resisted calls for a special session.