Who Really Runs the Texas Legislature?

The following video is from January during the House rules debate. It exemplifies how the Texas legislature works. This was an amendment to ban Democrats from chairing committees. It did not pass. Many Republicans voted in favor of the amendment. But ultimately it was all meaningless, because all but two Republicans voted for Dade Phelan to be speaker. When Republican House members cast their vote for Dade Phelan, the Screw Job Session was inevitable.

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