Major Media Mogul Headed to See the Disaster at the Border
There's an Update on Biden's Health Status
Has the Biden Admin Been Infiltrated by Iranian Sleeper Agents?
Well, This Poll About Liberals' Support for Free Speech Is Quite Disturbing
Biden State Department Launches Taxpayer-Funded Attack on Fossil Fuels
Is This the 'Escape Hatch' to Avoid a Government Shutdown?
Energy Secretary Under Investigation for Disastrous Electric Vehicle Road Trip
Dem Senators to Bob Menendez: It's Time to Say Adios to Your Political...
We Should Be at War Against Mexico and Venezuela
Who's to Blame for a Potential Shutdown? Here's What Voters Had to Say.
Biden Admin Says Low-Income Women, Kids Would Lose Support During a Shutdown But...
I Am Running for Congress in North Carolina to Fix Our National Educational...
House Judiciary Hearing Highlights Surging Violent Crime in Chicago
United Auto Workers Strike: Have Unions Finally Made Detroit an Offer It Has...
Here's Why Democrats in New Jersey Are Changing Their Tune on Illegal Immigration

Texas House Speaker Strips El Paso Democrat of His Leadership Post

AP Photo/Eric Gay

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan stripped El Paso Democrat Rep. Joe Moody from his leadership position as speaker pro tempore in response to the group of Democratic lawmakers fleeing to Washington, D.C. earlier this week to break quorum in protest of a GOP voting bill. 


“Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 1, Section 10, I have relieved Representative Joe Moody from his position as Speaker Pro Tempore for the 87th Legislature, effective immediately, Phelan wrote to the chief clerk of the House.

Moody appeared unfazed by the move. 

“The most important titles in my life will never change: Dad, Husband, El Pasoan. Nothing political has ever even cracked the top three, so nothing has changed about who I am or what my values are,” he tweeted. 

Phelan also said Thursday he will charter a plan to be “on standby” in D.C. to bring the Democratic lawmakers back to Austin. 

"I am demanding all of our colleagues in D.C. to contact my staff immediately in order to secure their seat on the plane and return to Austin in order to do the state's business," he said in a statement. "The State of Texas is waiting."

Phelan has called on the Democratic lawmakers to return their per diem pay to the State Treasure and outed those who have not so far. 


“Texas Democrats currently in Washington continue to collect their legislative per diem of $221 during regular and special sessions, which equates to hundreds of thousands of dollars during the course of this special session,” he stated.

“While these Texas Democrats collect taxpayer money as they ride on private jets to meet with the Washington elite, those who remain in the chamber await their return to begin work on providing our retired teachers a 13th check, protecting our foster kids, and providing taxpayer relief. Those who are intentionally denying quorum should return their per diem to the State Treasure immediately upon receipt.”

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos