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More Republicans Might Demand Cornyn Resign

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Senator John Cornyn | Image by Susan Walsh/Pool/Getty Images

More county-level Republican parties across Texas are considering issuing resolutions that call on Senator John Cornyn to resign for allegedly rejecting the principles of the party.

Recently, Lamar County’s Republican Party passed a resolution that demanded Texas’ senior senator resign, as reported by The Dallas Express. Since then, interest has seemingly been growing in the state to do something similar in various counties.

Scott Hommel, the chairman of the Lamar County Republican Party and author of the original resolution, told The Dallas Express that the response has been “fantastic.”

“I’ve also received a response from other county chairs and other states. … I get at least two or three emails a day from other county chairs, precinct chairs all over the place,” he continued.

“The response is great. … I have not had one negative feedback from a supporter of John Cornyn.”

When asked which counties had reached out since the initial resolution, Hommel said, “I know Wood County wants a copy of it. I’ve sent it out to many chairs in Harris County, Travis County, and Tarrant County, just to name a few off the top of my head.”

In addition to receiving interest from other party leaders inside the state, Hommel explained that he had fielded requests from Republicans in Massachusetts, Maine, Alaska, and Kentucky who are potentially weighing a similar step.

“The senator has not responded to me,” Hommel continued. “I did send it certified to his office in Washington D.C.,” suggesting that he has heard little more than “crickets” from Cornyn.

Sen. Cornyn’s office has also not responded to multiple requests for comment on this issue from The Dallas Express.

Some Republican county chairs have rejected the idea outright.

Jennifer Stoddard-Hajdu, chairwoman of the Dallas County Republican Party, explained to The Dallas Express that the group “has not considered such a resolution.”

“I would not personally support an effort to ask Senator Cornyn to resign. I support both of our Republican senators 100%,” the chairwoman continued.

“Regardless of our differences in opinion, I believe that Republicans, at the end of the day, must come together and support each other because if we do not, we are only tearing the Party apart.”

“The Republican you disagree with is better than a Democrat — all of whom appear to support a very liberal, woke agenda,” she concluded.

Others are far more supportive of the resolution.

Randy Bellomy, the chair of Ellis County’s Republican Party, speaking with The Dallas Express in Austin, explained, “We censured Cornyn about two months ago, and I hear talk from some of our precinct chairs talking about censuring him again over the omnibus bill.”

When asked if Ellis County would ever consider demanding Cornyn’s resignation, Bellomy said, “There’s that sentiment,” noting, “if a precinct chair got an idea they want to present to the body, I always allow that.”

Speaking personally, Bellomy suggested he would “absolutely” support a resolution asking Cornyn to step down.

Collin County Republican Party’s chair, Abraham George, wrote to The Dallas Express that although “Collin County GOP is not considering or discussing a resolution at this point … if a resolution comes, it will be debated on the floor and [a] majority vote will be taken.”

George went on to note that while “we support Sen. Cornyn and all Republican elected officials,” the county has “censured him in the past for supporting red flag laws.”

“In my personal opinion, he shouldn’t have supported the omnibus bill,” the chairman continued.

“He even said that ‘This is not responsible governing,’” George noted, referring to a tweet from Cornyn on the bill.

“While that was directed at the Democrats, we expect him and other Republican members to do better than kowtowing to the bully tactics of Senate Democrats,” George asserted.

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Bret
Bret
11 days ago

Any republican that supported the bill is just that, a republican, not a conservative. These people need to be removed. Every aspect of the democrats ideology needs to be stopped.

Gayle Chaney
Gayle Chaney
Reply to  Bret
11 days ago

Yes they do

Reason
Reason
Reply to  Bret
8 days ago

Obviously, Cornyn was “weaponized” by the dems, and his being voted into office means nothing.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Reason
8 days ago

That’s even more ignorant. Are you saying that democrats somehow kidnapped Cornyn and brainwashed him?

Cornyn is the Manchurian Candidate! Lol

I can’t fathom how some of you people make it through daily life believing in the insane things you do. Bewildering.

Reason
Reason
Reply to  Bill Fox
8 days ago

Yes, the “Reptilian Secret Service” took him; he is being guarded by alien robots.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Bret
8 days ago

That’s just ignorant.

Bill Underhill
Bill Underhill
11 days ago

I am not a big fan of Cornyn, even though I was at Trinity U for one year with him. I agree with Jennifer (DCRP) about any Republican is better than a Democrat. You can’t blow up the Republican Party looking for 100% purity. However, come 2026, I would have no problem with John being primaried.

Pam Mac
Pam Mac
Reply to  Bill Underhill
11 days ago

He is no Republican.

Roevs
Roevs
Reply to  Pam Mac
5 days ago

You want TV manufactured Lezzy MJ Hager riding her Harley with her automatic vote for Pelosi and Dems instead?

Robert Miller
Robert Miller
Reply to  Bill Underhill
11 days ago

In order for him to be primaried. You have to have ONE good candidate to run against him. Last time he had 5 or 6 candidates running against him which diluted the vote where the incumbent (Cornyn) walked away with a victory. He is easily beatable against one good candidate, because most Texans can’t stand this RINO squish. He is a McConnell acolyte. That should tell you everything you need to know.

Styles
Styles
Reply to  Bill Underhill
11 days ago

That would be true if John was an ACTUAL Republican. He is not, he’s barely a RINO and talks and acts like a full blown liberal. Amnesty??? Heck NO

Tim
Tim
Reply to  Bill Underhill
9 days ago

I kindly disagree. John Cornyn is anything but a Republican. He and other so-called Republicans are what is known as a RINO (Republican In Name Only).

R. Fisher
R. Fisher
11 days ago

Due to his vote on the omnibus bill, I will not support or vote for Cornyn again – and I have never voted for a Democrat. We need a new Republican senator.

Roevs
Roevs
Reply to  R. Fisher
5 days ago

Does anyone think a member of the John Birch Society, can win even in Texas general election? Texas, unfortunately, has growing “fluid” electorate of low information voters (see STAAR test results for H.S. students or listen to college undergrad). Best option is promote via are US Congressman to primary or replace Cornyn like Dan Crenshaw, who can also get Indy voters. However, I am sure he’s not “Birch” enough for Dallas Express commentors.

Styles
Styles
11 days ago

I would vote to impeach or recall him if that is possible in Texas

Terry
Terry
11 days ago

He is a McConnell clone. He will do as Mitch requests. My question is – why do Texas still allow this to happen? Look at what happened with our Speaker of the House. This type of stuff has gone on far too long1

David
David
11 days ago

We need Chip Roy to replace himself and then remove Cornyn and put him out to pasture.

Need Chip Roy Now.

David
David
Reply to  David
11 days ago

Chip Roy 2024 for texas Senator!

Anna
Anna
11 days ago

John Cornyn is a RINO everyone who is awake knows it!! I don’t vote for him because of that. I’d like to see him step down!

Lisa LeGrand
Lisa LeGrand
11 days ago

I applaud anyone from either party that actually follows what they think is right instead of what the party wants them to do. The party didn’t elect them the people did. i wish we would get rid of political parties altogether. We would be a far better country.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Lisa LeGrand
8 days ago

Yep.

Walter
Walter
11 days ago

Why another republican? For the rich to get richer? It’s evident being a republican means self centered and self-serving at other’s expense. It only represent keep status inplace for the wealthy. It has nothing to do with the betterment of the country as a whole. Once removed from a dictatorship is about it.

Marilynn Reeves
Marilynn Reeves
11 days ago

Cronyn has a terrible voting record, should have been gone years ago, but no one ran against him.

Paul harrington
Paul harrington
10 days ago

I

Paul harrington
Paul harrington
10 days ago

I’ll not be voting for him again

Carl Williams
Carl Williams
9 days ago

I’m a lifelong Republcan, but there are some parts of the Republican “platform” that I don’t support. Indeed, there are some parts of the platform that are so vague as to be unintelligible, so I can’t tell if I support them or not. Regardless, based on the political history of the last 50 years, NO REPUBLICAN has a right to call the Democrats bullies. That’s just too hypocritical for this Republican to swallow. I’d always prefer a Senator who votes his conscience rather than blindly follow some doctrine. If that’s what these counties want, they should elect a computer that will just vote blindly.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Carl Williams
8 days ago

Respect. There is compromise in everything and blindly following hard party lines on every vote will get us nowhere.

Art
Art
8 days ago

Cornyn needs to go. He is a RINO not a true Texas conservative.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
8 days ago

RINO is the dumbest term. And sadly, it’s always used by the most ignorant of the GOP. I’m talking about all these idiots that spew and believe in conspiracy theories and QAnon.

Sometimes people have to vote for the best possible option to keep government moving.

Let’s vote for people that try to iron out solutions and not grind things to a halt.

Tim
Tim
6 days ago

Having attended several receptions with these fools running the show I was once told by a sitting Republican Congress person, “they give a little (Democrats) and we (Republicans) give a little.” It’s always a done deal. Disgusting…I quit ever attending such political functions, and stopped donating to any of their causes.