May 27, 2015      5:58 PM
A mini-war breaks out over the House Local and Consent Calendar
Anti-Straus Republicans fire the first shots; Dems fire back and engage in some vengeance of their own
small group of Texas House Republicans on Wednesday morning hijacked the often
and Consent Calendar because they wanted to exact vengeance on some of
their adversaries they blame for the deaths of their bills. That is the way it
played out on the floor, at least.
killing several Democratic bills, Rep. Jonathan
Stickland, R-Bedford, expressed disbelief that his motives were being
think that we're up here, that this whole thing today has been some kind of
show!” he said. “That it's political retribution.” It’s not, Stickland assured
listeners, just before essentially filibustering a measure aimed at reducing pet
euthanasia in San Antonio.
By Emily DePrang