Chip Roy has won the Republican nomination in the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Roy won the runoff with 52.7 percent of the vote beating businessman Matt McCall. When Congressman Lamar Smith announced he would retire instead of seeking re-election, 18 Republicans ran to replacing him.
Roy has worked for several different Republican elected officials, including Sen. Ted Cruz. According to Ben Philpott, Senior Editor for Austin’s NPR station KUT. Roy received the most backing in the race. That support included the endorsement of Smith and Cruz, as well about $1 million in outside spending by the Club for Growth super PAC — the same group that helped the underdog Cruz win his Senate seat in 2012.
Roy will face Democrat Joseph Kopser, in the November general election, which Roy is favored to win.
The popularity of incumbent Governor Greg Abbott still holds strong in Texas but in the fight for the Democratic nomination Lupe Valdez, former Dallas County sheriff, was able to fend off Andrew White.
Source: KCBD News
Lupe Valdez has made history. Some 14 years ago, the liberal, gay Latina set her sights on an unlikely goal: Dallas County sheriff. Now, she’ll take on an even bigger challenge — running against the popular incumbent Republican governor.
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The documents in question have been requested for months. The Congress has every constitutional right to obtain them in their role as oversight. Yet, we have a member of the House intel committee actually decrying the fact that the DOJ is finally going to legally comply.
As an aside, the assertions that lives could be at risk are nonsense. The only reason we know this informant’s name is because the DOJ targeted leaks to the Times and Washington Post in order to get out ahead of this embarrassment. If they were so concerned with his safety, why leak so much information on him to the point where a 5 year old can surmise who he is?
Secondly, the idea that an informant in the Trump campaign could put in danger by being outed is laughable. He wasn’t embedded in Russia or any other hostile foreign state where retaliation might occur. He was spying on a Presidential campaign taking place in the United States.
Donald Trump isn’t going to have this guy nixed. I promise.
Mr. Schiff continues in his next rant…
Giuliani removes all doubt – the White House effort to force DOJ to give investigatory materials to Congress is really about the defense team getting their hands on them. If the President is charged with a crime, he has a right to see the evidence. Not before. https://t.co/HfzzdZ894d
This is asinine and just a weak attempt at deflection. The President can declassify and/or share anything he wants with Giuliani. It doesn’t have to go through Congress and become public first. The President absolutely “has a right to see the evidence” at any point and can do so. He’s the President.
We are in a weird place in our political discourse where certain factions are making up new branches of government out of whole cloth and assigning them powers that simply do not exist purely because they see political gain in it. Our system was never designed to have certain agencies operate “independently,” outside of normal checks and balances.
This is Schiff playing the same game he played all throughout last year in regards to the collusion investigation. He’s sought to stonewall transparency at every step in the House’s investigations and for clearly partisan reasons. Anytime anything could possibly be seen as helpful to the President, he’s there to whine about it. He’s blocked testimony when it benefits him while he selectively leaks like a sieve to the media when he finds out of context testimony he can spin.
Despite all this, he’s managed to become a cult hero among some anti-Trump mouth pieces simply because they see him as a means to an end to “get” the President.
There is zero reason to side with the DOJ here and assert they can ignore lawful document requests by the Congress. To see a sitting House member actually argue that executive agencies should hold autonomous, unchecked power and not submit to legal oversight isn’t just insane, it’s dangerous.
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