On Saturday, former President Donald Trump issued a statement comparing Texas’ Republican State House of Representatives Speaker Dade Phelan with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). He also noted that Phelan might be defeated in the primary if he doesn’t support Texas Senate Bill47.
Trump stated, “while standing in the way of a real election audit, Speaker Phelan just weakened the penalty for voting illegally in the state of Texas from a felony to a misdemeanor, siding with the Democrats and calling their amendment that makes a mockery of our election laws ‘thoughtful.’ After the 2020 Presidential Election Scam we need tougher penalties for cheating in our elections, not weaker ones.”
If SB 47 is passed, party officials will be able to conduct election audits. This includes an audit of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump said that “Texans are tired of Phelan’s weak RINO leadership in the State House. Texas is a very red state, even more than people know.”
The ex-president concluded by suggesting that he could support another candidate in Texas’ primary to replace Phelan.
“If this doesn’t pass soon,” Trump wrote in a press release shared by his spokesperson Liz Harrington, then “we look forward to seeing him in the Texas primary. It will get done one way, or the other!”