The Texas Republican Party is making waves with the new platform it adopted at the latest convention. The party went all out in a series of controversial positions that have already irked many on both sides of the aisle. But what does the Lone Star State’s GOP agenda say about the overall conservative movement?
The party’s new platform reflects establishment Republican thinking fused with typical pugnacious Trumpian swagger. For starters, it completely denied the validity of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, arguing that President Joe Biden was “not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”
The document referred to “substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas” that influenced the outcome in five swing states in a way that gave the victory to Biden. It also claimed that multiple secretaries of state “illegally circumvented” state legislatur...
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