TX GOP sue to have convention in middle of Pandemic
I have heard of crazy and then TX crazy but this is quite insane.
TX GOP want to have their State Convention in Houston as it is going through a surge of Covid 19. People are testing positive ( no surprise) as they are flooding the area hospitals for treatment. Hospitals are near capacity, etc etc etc. In the middle of that GOP want to have their State gathering of 6k folks in one building for 3+ days, sans masks, of course.
The major checked with legal team and they said it was within their standing to cancel the meeting - but why would anyone want to go that meeting.
Of course, the GOP sued.
The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Republican Party of Texas seeking to host its in-person convention this week in Houston. Justices also denied a similar petition spearheaded by other party officials and Houston activist Steve Hotze.
Monday's news likely kills the party's chances of holding its in-person gathering as planned, which was set to begin July 16 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. As of Saturday, the State Republican Executive Committee, considered the party's governing board, had reaffirmed the party's commitment to proceeding with the event, which was expected to draw roughly 6,000 people. Party officials had argued that its gathering was protected under both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions and should be allowed to continue as planned.
In a 7-1 ruling, the all-Republican court wrote that, while it "is unquestionably true" that the party has constitutional rights to hold a convention, "those rights do not allow it to simply commandeer use of the Center."
I'm sure there is a cow pasture somewhere that someone will rent them - as is. It will be a BYO - everything.
Somehow the DEM State meeting which was entirely virtual sounds quite sane. 😉
If the GOP wants it so badly, let them hold their conventions and they can all link arms and sing 'Kumbaya' together. Hugs and smoochies all around. Gee, I bet they can get tRumpie-poo to make a guest appearance at their state convention! He never saw a podium he didn't like.
It would be really great if the GOPers could just keep tRump's disease to themselves, but alas, they exhale into the air the rest of us breathe.
Republicans have won most of their elective offices by suppressing the vote of the People - has it occurred to them that killing their most virulent supporters in droves might NOT be a winning strategy?
Probably not - once the Toad tweets, all discussion ceases and the lemmings line up and head for the cliff.