Texas Scorecard reports that House Speaker Dennis Bonnen may be losing control over Republican House members.
A group of 30 Republican House members requested a special caucus meeting to address certain changes in their leadership structure.
After an ongoing investigation by the Texas Rangers Public Integrity Unit, State Representative Dustin Burrows, who was the subject of the investigation, ended up resigning as chair of the House Republican Caucus.
This investigation was brought about after allegations of a backroom deal that Bonnen tried to make with Empower Texas CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan. BLP reported that Burrows was present at this meeting.
Following Burrows’ resignation, State Representative Stephanie Klick, the former vice chair of the caucus, took over Burrow’s spot, thus leaving a vacant post.
Previously, email meetings were used to fill this vacancy. In contrast, now lawmakers are demanding a physical meeting to hold an election for the new vice chair.
According to Capitol insiders, this move is a big setback for Speaker Bonnen and his leadership cabal, due to it giving them an opportunity for members to challenge the speaker over his backroom schemes.
These same sources indicate that Bonnen and his allies have been working to roadblock this meeting. Currently, Texas House Republican Caucus bylaws stipulates that a meeting must be held by September 15. However, the letter requests that a meeting be held in Austin on the week of September 8 “in order to ensure the maximum participation by our Caucus members.”
By adding their signatures to this letter, lawmakers are standing in opposition to the House Speaker. And they’re no longer alone.
According to the state capitol source, the letter’s author stopped collecting signatures at 30 members, but more members continued to sign on.
The following elected officials signed on to this letter:
Gary Van Deaver
Hispanic UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal to Join Donald Trump Jr. in “Fighters Against Socialism” Bus Tour
UFC Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal announced on September 29, 2020 that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” that will take place in Florida on October 3.
ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani provided more details on this development:
“Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.”
Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long "Fighters Against Socialism" bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 29, 2020
The fighter himself commented on this news, declaring “The anti communism bus tour will be arriving at a city near you #supernecessary.”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) September 29, 2020
Unlike other sports leagues, the UFC has uniquely positioned itself by not adopting the woke antics of leagues such as the NFL and NBA.
Masvidal is a veteran of MMA promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and the UFC. He is currently fighting under the UFC banner and holds a record of 35-14. According to MMA website Sherdog, he is currently ranked in 4th place . Similarly, he is ranked in 4th place according to the UFC’s rankings.
The Welterweight fighter currently owns the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, after he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into the first round. Additionally, Masvidal won the “BMF” championship against Nate Diaz in 2019 after he battered Diaz and forced a technical knockout via doctor stoppage.
Masvidal fought current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on less than a week’s notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251, after he replaced the original challenger Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Before the fight took place, Masvidal signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. Masvidal ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.
Nevertheless, the card reportedly netted 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in America.
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