Republican Party of Texas approves far-right platform calling victory of Biden as illegitimate.
Latin American left-wing politicians were quick to condemn the Texas Republicans and concluded a three-day conference over the weekend by adopting terms of procedural that “President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States” in the middle of the January 6 House Select Committee hearings outlining Donald Trump’s effort to try to overthrow a government on the grounds that the 2020 election was “fraudulent.”
Congratulate Petro on the deal’s passing “without any genuine debate.
In fact, Biden did win the popular vote by around 7 million votes and defeated Trump 306-222 times in the Electoral College. The first three hearings revealed that top Justice Department officials and other members of Trump’s closest circle frequently informed him that his accusations of widespread voter fraud were baseless.
This, though, didn’t deter the largest state Republican Party in the country from endorsing Trump’s falsehood and in the meantime approving the violent attack on the Capitol.
The adoption of the resolution disproves the effort to try of the January 6 Select Committee and the Biden government to recommend that Trump’s coup attempt had only negligible support, restricted to a few “crazy” Republicans, while the majority of the electorate maintains loyalty to democratic forms of rule.
A majority of the electorate supported Trump’s revolt at the time, and the Republican Party continues to formally back his ongoing efforts to impose himself as president-dictator. Significant portions of the police, army, and intelligence establishment, as well as individuals in the media and on the Supreme Court, all supported the scheme.
President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and Attorney General Merrick Garland have all allowed Trump free rein to hatch his next coup in the more than 17 months since the attack on the Capitol. This is because of the Democratic Party’s concern that revealing the full scope of the conspiracy would not only expose its cooperation in allowing it to occur but also potentially lead to a widespread populist backlash against the whole capitalist system.
Trump and none of his high-ranking allies have faced any consequences, allowing the former president to grow his far-right organization and act as the Republican kingmaker.
Trump has given Republican candidates for the forthcoming midterm elections his “full and absolute endorsement” in fascist gatherings across the country based on their allegiance to the “stolen election” falsehood and to him personally.
Trump has claimed that the 2020 election was “stolen,” according to The Washington Post, which reported earlier this month that 108 of the 170 Republican candidates selected for state or federal elections so far this year have agreed with him. Another 41 have demonstrated their commitment to “election security.”
Trump reaffirmed the conservative judge’s caution in a talk to the far-right “Faith and Freedom” convention the day after the Select Committee heard testimony from conservative Judge J. Michael Luttig, who warned that Trump and his allies are planning to attempt what they did fail to do in 2020 in 2024. He condemned the “unselect committee,” said that the vote was rigged, and attacked “weak” Republicans like previous Vice President Mike Pence.
Many of the topics from the “Faith and Freedom” program were repeated at the three-day Texas Republican Party conference. Three separate screenings of the propaganda movie 2000 Mules, which was produced and starred in by right-wing broadcaster and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza, were shown during the conference to support the “stolen election” hoax.
For his engagement in a “gun control framework” with the Democratic Party, which has yielded nothing nearly a month after 19 children and two instructors were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Texas Senator John Cornyn received jeers during his speech before the conference on Friday.
Cornyn tried to appease the throng by listing all the policies that the Republicans and he had already opposed, such as mandatory background checks, magazine limitations, and an assault rifles prohibition, but the audience booed him nonstop.
Representative Dan Crenshaw, a right-wing Texas Republican, was verbally and physically attacked on Saturday as he was passing through the convention. Videos posted to social media show convention attendees and far-right activist Alex Stein of The Blaze jeering at the politician.
In one video, Stein tapes himself labeling Crenshaw a “globalist RINO” and “eye-patch McCain.” The latter epithet was created by Tucker Carlson, a Fox News anchor and supporter of the fascist “Great Replacement Theory.”
In another video, a separate fascist, wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap and Trump T-shirt, yells: “Dan Crenshaw is a traitor! He should be hanged for treason!
Coupled with the use of threats of violence, the Republican Party’s convention witnessed the acceptance of measures that advance their conversion to a fascist party. Here is a list of some of the policies the Texas Republicans have in their party platform.
- Removing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which mandates that senators be chosen directly by the people rather than by state legislatures;
- The ultimate removal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act;
- A vote in 2023 to decide whether Texas should secede;
- Repeal of all mandated sick leave and family leave laws at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as all minimum wage legislation;
- “Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice,” reads one pillar. The party rejects “any efforts to validate transsexual identification,” according to another pledge. “Log Cabin Republicans” from Texas who support LGBTQ+ rights were refused admission to the conference;
- The 14th Amendment should be repealed since it guarantees citizenship to everyone born in the US. According to the resolution, citizenship should only be granted to people with “at least one biological parent who is a US citizen;”
- A probe into the “origins” of COVID-19 in China is demanded, reinforcing the “Wuhan Lab Leak” conspiracy idea. Entire portions of the party platform are dedicated to denying any public health steps to combat COVID-19, such as the request for no contact tracing; and;
- Education centered on “fundamental principles” and the idea that “life begins at fertilization” as well as “US and world histories, such as the disasters of communism and socialism.”