Republican Governor Greg Abbott cast support behind the Texas House of Representatives candidate on Tuesday. The Speaker of the House of Texas called him a “political traitor” to work with the Democratic Party.
Republican Rep. Dade Phelan claimed that when the Texas Legislature was reconvened in January, it had overwhelming support for becoming the new chair. He will replace Republican Dennis Bonen, who did not seek re-election after the release of a secretly recorded conversation he heard seeking help to defeat members of his own party.
Abbott, called Ferran, was a “strong conservative” and praised his role in drafting and passing disaster relief bills following Hurricane Harvey.
His support came the day after Texas Republican Chairman Allen West claimed that the party “neither supported nor accepted” Ferrand. West’s comment, a former Florida State Capitol and firefighter, has also been repulsed by other Republicans.
Governor of Texas Supports Republican Dade Ferrand as Speaker of the House – NBC5 Dallas Fort Worth
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