“We reject the licensed outcomes of the 2020 Presidential election, and we maintain that performing President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the folks of the US,” reads the decision, handed by voice vote in Houston on Saturday. “We strongly urge all Republicans to work to make sure election integrity and to point out as much as vote in November of 2022, deliver your family and friends, volunteer in your native Republicans, and overwhelm any doable fraud.”
Earlier than the ultimate decision was adopted, Brian Bodine, a platform committee member who says he wrote the decision, proposed an modification in regards to the January 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol. It asserted that the “rights of these charged with crimes have been violated” and rejected the “narrative” that occasions on the US Capitol represented an revolt. The proposal drew applause and “Let’s go Brandon” chants. Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the committee, dominated the modification was out of order and wouldn’t be thought-about.
The platform additionally included a piece calling homosexuality “an irregular life-style alternative” and opposing “all efforts to validate transgender id.”
The state social gathering’s platform has not but been finalized, James Wesolek, a spokesperson for the Texas GOP, advised CNN, however votes are being tallied on every particular person plank.
“Democrats pushed for an assault weapons ban, I stated no. They tried to get a brand new three-week necessary ready interval for all gun purchases, I stated no. Common background checks, journal bans, licensing necessities, the checklist goes on and on and on. And I stated no, no, 1,000 occasions no,” Cornyn stated.
“So, you would possibly ask, ‘What’s on the desk?’ Extra psychological well being assets, extra assist for our faculties, and ensuring that violent criminals and the mentally ailing can not purchase a firearm,” Cornyn stated, as boos continued. “That primarily means imposing present legislation. That is what I’ve heard from lots of you right here right this moment and this week, and that is what we’re engaged on — nothing extra, and nothing much less.”