Texas Dems Turn To Courts To Force Release Of Secret Tape Of Speaker Bonnen

Chris Fox
October 10, 2019 - 6:24 am
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Texas Democrats filed suit in Travis County District Court calling for the Judge to force conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to turn over the controversial secret tape of a meeting with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Republican Caucus Chairman Dustin Burrows in Bonnen’s Capitol office.

Sullivan, the CEO of Empower Texans says the secret meeting tape includes a quid pro quo from Speaker Bonnen saying he’d offer press credentials in exchange for help ousting 10 incumbent moderate Republicans that oppose him.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilbert Hinajosa says the tape could prove illegal activity such as “a violation without a proper reporting of the election laws of the State of Texas. So that’s the purpose of trying to get this tape.”

A court hearing on the matter is set for October 15.