We’ll start this week with a few updates from around the state. Earlier this week, the Texas Historical Commission voted 12-2 not to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph. The Republican Party has been working for several years to protect the Alamo, the Cenotaph and other historical markers and monuments in Texas. Democrats are trying to eliminate historical features while working to rewrite history.
Second, the State Republican Executive Committee voted 54 to 4, passing a resolution to demand Governor Abbott “Open Texas Now.” For a state party to publicly disagree with a sitting governor of the same party is not something we do lightly, and our instinct of loyalty is very strong. So, for this to happen underscores the depth of anger and frustration out there.