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Texas GOP refuses to condemn nazis, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers



By Mike Killalea, NSD president


The Texas Republican Party rejected an opportunity to show it stands against nazis and white supremacists. The party’s executive committee could have emphatically done so, but instead it voted down a resolution that would have abolished the party’s ties with those espousing anti-semitic, pro-Nazi and Holocaust denial ideologies. (1,2)


Apparently some Republicans consider a ban on associating with nazis and white supremacists might be a “slippery slope” or too vague.


Many wanted to hide their vote

And the GOP haters show at least some signs of shame, or that their pro-nazi racist vote would land on the wrong side of public opinion. Noted the Texas Tribune, about half the committee wanted no record kept of the vote. The Trib noted that this effort “stunned some members.” (1)


The Texas GOP exec committee stripped a pro-Israel resolution of a clause that would have included the ban. The December 2 vote was 32-29. (1)


Here’s the “controversial” wording that the GOP shot down:


“Be it further resolved that the Republican Part of Texas will have no association whatsoever with any individual or organization that is known to espouse anti-Semitism, pro-nazi sympathies, or Holocaust denial.” (2)


The controversy stems from a seven-hour meeting between the vicious white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Jonathan Strickland, a former state legislator who then headed the uber-conservative PAC Defend Texas Liberty. (1)


Defend Texas Liberty has not commented, except to condemn those tying the PAC to Fuentes (3).


The PAC is a large contributor to the GOP (4). Lt Gov Dan Patrick received a cool $3 million from DTL. Patrick initially refused to return the money, but finally announced that he would buy Israeli bonds. (3,5)


Imagine: Buying Israeli bonds with nazi-tainted money. Well, turnaround is fair play, they say.


Links:


  1. https://www.texastribune.org/2023/12/02/texas-gop-antisemitism-resolution/






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