Texas GOP Considers Legal Action Against Houston For Canceling Convention

Chris Fox
July 09, 2020 - 5:56 am

    While addressing new delegates online, Texas GOP Party Chairman James Dickey let them know the Party has no intention of letting Wednesday’s convention cancellation by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner go unchallenged.

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    “The Republican party of Texas received the letter canceling our 2020 Republican party of Texas state convention, and we will pursue all legal options possible against the city of Houston and Houston First (Corporation) to handle this disruption of our convention process,” said Dickey.

    Dickey also let the delegates know that they have no desire to host an online convention, which is the State Republican Executive Committee’s official back-up plan. Dickey told them, “We want to continue to be judicious as we move forward. Know that the SREC has made it clear that it is our desire, as it has always been…to go forward with an in person convention.”

    One option available for Texas Republicans could Montgomery County. On Wednesday night County Judge Mark Keough extended an invitation to host an in-person convention there.