|From an email message from Dianne Edmondson, RNC for Life Executive Director
Just a Minute, Mr. Speaker!
The Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, JOE STRAUS, is being challenged in his bid to be re-elected to a second term as Speaker. In light of the huge sweep of the Texas House by conservative Republicans, Mr. Straus is moving to bolster his conservative credentials. In fact, he has an ad on the Drudge Report in which he is claiming to be PRO LIFE. With all due respect, Mr. Speaker, we have to cry foul on that.
Here are some of the reasons why we feel that Joe Straus is NOT pro-life and what you should do about this fact:
Straus has voted against pro-life principles in several instances, including:
Clearly, Joe Strauss is NOT pro-life, and we would urge pro-life Texans to encourage their state representatives to consider that very carefully when they are making commitments to anyone who is running for speaker. It is expected that the Republicans will caucus to decide whom they wish to elect as speaker, rather than having just a few Republicans coalesce with the Democrats to select the speaker, as happened in the 2009 session where Straus was chosen. Both Ken Paxton from McKinney in Collin county and Warren Chisum from Pampa in West Texas are strong pro-life advocates and are also seeking the Speaker’s post.