Texas congressman’s split with Republicans could lead to condemnation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez in Texas faced a rare potential rebuke by his state party over a vote that included supporting a new gun-safety law. rice field. After the Uvalde School shooting incident It was in his district.

The accusations by Texas Republicans say his willingness to break with conservatives on important issues during the two-term congressman’s short term has frustrated Republican activists and some colleagues alike. will highlight.

In that independent winning streak Opposes Overwhelming House Republican Immigration Proposal across the US-Mexico border, including most of his South Texas district.He also voted to defend same-sex marriage and was completely no After Republican leader Kevin McCarthy became Speaker, he opposed the House rules package.

Gonzalez was defiant ahead of a vote scheduled to take place at a conference of Texas Republican leaders and activists in Austin.

“We’ll see what happens,” he told reporters in San Antonio on Thursday.

In fact, if Gonzalez runs again in 2024 and uses the money to remind key voters of the denunciation, the denunciation will allow the state’s party to stay off the sidelines. Passing the denunciation requires his three-fifths vote of the state Republican executive committee. His GOP clubs in more than 10 counties in Gonzales’ district have already approved local censorship resolutions.

Gonzalez made good progress in the Republican primary and easily won re-election in a Hispanic-dominated congressional district last year. He won his first election in 2020, filling the vacancy left by Republican Willhardt. didn’t hesitate to break with the Republican Partyand that aide says now I am considering running for president.

A potential accusation lies within the party, which is still burning in America’s largest red state, despite celebrating 20 years since the Republican Party took full control of the Texas legislature and all statewide offices. Shows battle.

Last year, former Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West resigned. Mount the Faint Primary Challenge Against Republican Governor Greg Abbott. The 2018 State Party also criticized the former chairman of the moderates in the Texas House of Representatives for opposing toilet restrictions for transgender people.

After the Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers, Gonzalez Radical, Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill Signed by President Joe Biden.He is also the only Texas Republican in the state legislature or legislature who demanded the resignation of the state police chief Regarding the failure of law enforcement to respond to the attack.