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Hondo, TX – On Thursday September 14, 2023, the Medina County Republican party passed a resolution for censure of Texas House Representative Andrew Murr. List of violations include Texas House Representative Andrew Murr voted (House Roll Call on January 11, 2023) with the Democrat majority in favor of electing Representative Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House with foreknowledge that Representative Phelan would appoint Democratic Chairs in a Texas House Republican majority legislature as he had done in the 87th Legislative Session.
Such vote was in opposition to Legislative Priority Number 5 “Ban Democrat Chairs” to ensure all legislative Republican priorities are given a fair opportunity to become law. With the support of Representative Murr, Speaker of the House Dade Phelan then appointed for the 88th Legislative Session the following democrat chairs in opposition to the Preamble of the Party Platform and resulting in non-passage of legislation filed to support core principles and Legislative Priorities and in passage of legislation in opposition to core principles and Legislative Priorities. Texas House Representative Andrew Murr distributed a memorandum on May 26, 2023, (“Memorandum”) to the Members of the House of Representatives hours before a vote on the floor for impeachment that compromised the Attorney General’s right to a fair trial, right to be heard and presumption of innocence by misstating mere opinions as facts never found or adjudicated.
Texas House Representative Andrew Murr falsely stated in his Memorandum that the Texas Supreme Court opined in the In Re Carrillo case of 1976 by stating: “The Court explained that Section 665.081 only applies…” when Section 665.081 of the Texas Government Code did not become effective until September 1, 1993, seventeen (17) years later. This false predicate being an effort to further lead house members to an impeachment vote was in opposition to the Preamble of the Party Platform and principles.
Theresolved to prepare and transmit an official copy to the State Party Chairman and requests the State Republican Executive Committee concur in the resolution.