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Listen In, Lubbock: Far-right views take hold at Texas Republican Party Convention

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Scott Braddock
Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi, while on stage at the party's recent convention, calls for the end of the appointment of democratic chairmen in the Texas Legislature.

The Texas Republican Party held its convention last month. It was the first time in four years that the party met in person to hash out its platform, which has gone notably further right in recent years despite many efforts being unpopular with the voting populace.

After several political victories, like effectively banning abortion in Texas, where will the GOP go next?

Political Analyst Scott Braddock is the editor of The Quorum Report. He has some of the best insight into the Texas legislature and state politics. He also attended the recent GOP convention and joins us today to tell us more about the event and the conservative platform.


Scott Braddock, The Quorum Report

Helpful links:

Texas Republican Convention calls Biden win illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn over gun talks from The Texas Tribune

Texas GOP platform calls for ban on teaching “sexual matters,” while requiring students to learn about “dignity of the preborn human” from The Texas Tribune

Fed up and fired up: Texas Republicans meet in a climate of mistrust, conspiracy and victimhood from The Texas Tribune

3 takeaways from this year’s Republican Party of Texas convention from The Texas Newsroom

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
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