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.