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North Texas Republicans Demand Cornyn Resign

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John Cornyn speaks in Congress | Image by Pool/Getty Images

The Republican Party in a North Texas county has called for the resignation of Sen. John Cornyn, a senior member of the Texas upper house of Congress.

In a resolution authored by Scott Hommel, the Lamar County Republican Party chairman sought to explain the party’s decision and list the alleged grievances against the sitting senator.

The resolution demanded “the resignation of U.S. Senator John Cornyn III for his recent votes and actions which violate the core principles of the RPT (Republican Party of Texas).”

Chairman Hommel continued in the resolution to suggest that Cornyn “egregiously ignored the Republican Party platform by voting for the $1.7 trillion Omnibus Bill.”

Furthermore, the county organization pointed to instances where Cornyn voted to confirm people nominated by President Joe Biden and opposed most Republican senators.

These votes included the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, several district judges, and a member of the Federal Election Commission.

Lamar County Republican Party claimed that such votes by Cornyn “violate the RPT’s third core principle, namely, preserving American and Texas sovereignty and freedom.”

Turning to Cornyn’s support of proposed anti-gun legislation, Hommel declared such actions “violated the RPT’s first core principle, which reaffirms our fidelity to the founding documents.”

Those documents grant “our God-given right to self-defense, codified in the Second Amendment, which prohibits the exact infringements which Senator Cornyn voted for,” Hommel reminded.

“We, the Republican Party of Lamar County,” the resolution concluded, “are stridently opposed to Senator Cornyn’s continued defamation of Republican principles, and we hereby demand his immediate resignation from the U.S. Senate for his faithlessness to our party and our principles.”

Lamar County’s Republican Party forwarded the resolution to Texas Republican Chairman Matt Rinaldi and asked the State Republican Executive Committee to “concur in this resolution of resignation and impose on Senator John Cornyn III to resign his office effective immediately.”

When asked for comment upon the resolution, Rinaldi declined.

However, his communications director, James Wesolek, explained that because the County chose to pass a resolution demanding resignation instead of calling for censure, there is no formal procedure that the state party organization is required to follow.

Cornyn was booed during a speech at the Texas Republican Convention in June of last year after working with Democrats in the Senate to pass alleged anti-gun legislation that included “red flag” provisions, as reported by The Dallas Express.

The senator defended his legislation saying, “the goal is to keep guns out of the hands of people with criminal backgrounds and people with mental health problems, which is the current law.”

He went on to suggest, “We’ve found a way to come up with good policies, enforcing the current law and respecting the right, the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.”

Cornyn also explained his vote for the omnibus funding package, claiming, “For months, I have spoken out about this dysfunctional process which has left Congress with two bad choices after completely disregarding the regular appropriations process … This is not what responsible governing looks like.”

“However,” the senior senator continued, “the consequences of a government shutdown directly impact our national and economic security at a time when our country cannot afford that type of disruption. This legislation supports the important missions of our military, border security, and national defense as well as the brave men and women behind them.”

Despite the calls to resign, Cornyn’s approval numbers among the party have remained relatively high, with 68% of Republicans approving of Cornyn’s job performance, according to a poll conducted by the Morning Consult.

The Dallas Express reached out to Sen. Cornyn for comment about the calls to resign but did not receive a response.

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Rich
Rich
17 days ago

Finally someone with the balls to hold this RINO accountable. Where is the State party chair? Where are the other 17 state Republican chairs ? These RINOS should all be impeached!

Ronald Reason
Ronald Reason
Reply to  Rich
16 days ago

Create more mindless party division and dysfunction? Have at it man, the dems will be thanking you again, in 2024.

Peggy
Peggy
17 days ago

I agree with Lamar County and believe Cornyn should resign. He will not, yet there is time for the people of Texas to campaign against him when he tries to run for the Senate in 2024! We need someone who will listen to what The Oeople of Texas want.

Ronald Reason
Ronald Reason
Reply to  Peggy
16 days ago

Ted Cruz would have been a better choice, but it doesn’t matter, Lamar County is a “drop in the Texas bucket”. This looks more like a publicity stunt by disgruntled employees with nothing better to do. They’re both in until 2026!

Heidi Neatherlin
Heidi Neatherlin
Reply to  Peggy
16 days ago

Actually we Texans want to get things done and in a decent time frame the legislation he signed met your needs for things you asked for . So what’s the problem what? Is it just because democrats were a part of it ? This far right crap of focusing all of their attention on just fighting with Democrats I mean it’s all the goo is doing they aren’t fixing anything and so when one does actually gets something done , you want to impeach him . Lol . Well that explains a lot. Lol

Roxana
Roxana
Reply to  Peggy
15 days ago

So you agree with the Republican platform — that your lawmakers should fight against getting things done for the people, regardless? Whatever happened to good governance and legislation that help us regular folk? Instead the”Party” stirs up trouble, hatred & division, spout their anti-democracy talking points on FOX Entertainment. Then they obstruct governance for the people. Except when one of their own actually votes to improve people’s lives, the “Party” wants them to resign. All they want is power, they have zero policies forvthe people. Texas is so jacked up & Texas people just vote for more abuse. 😪

alan
alan
Reply to  Roxana
13 days ago

Stop reading the Huffington post and other 6 corporation owned media and research some facts on what party is causing the division. YOou are only taking in media narrative.

James
James
17 days ago

If we go and get rid sensor John then we need to take a look at all the other sentors and reps. And. Get. Rid of them to me we can. Not. Judge him or anyone that are doing. What. They. Feel best. We voted them in. And. We. Have to respect their decision

Odenna Favorite
Odenna Favorite
17 days ago

All republicans l know want him gone…we only vote for him when our only choice would be a democrat!

Sherry Williams
Sherry Williams
Reply to  Odenna Favorite
17 days ago

I live in Texas. They are supposed to work across aisle. How dare Repubs or Dems try to impeach someone who is working for the people. These people work for us and for the betterment these United States. A governing body should work together. If not you have chaos. Such as the 20 hold the country hostage trying to elect a Speaker. Is that the type of government you want. A sector of bad players mucking up the works. We need people to work together not against each other.

TexasTornado
TexasTornado
Reply to  Sherry Williams
16 days ago

If you don’t understand the reason the 20 members of the House Freedom Caucus held fast, you shouldn’t be commenting. Here is some of what they accomplished: 72 hours to read a bill before a House vote (instead of, literally, a few hours under Pelosi), the ability to add an amendment to a proposed bill (PROHIBITED under Pelosi), a vote on term limits, a BALANCED BUDGET vote, a return to the traditional 12 annual appropriations bills individually instead of a gigantic, bloated, pork-filled omnibus bill like the one that just passed (this used to be the standard before Pelosi). These 20 Republicans held out for SANITY. I wouldn’t call that “mucking up the works” unless you are a RINO or Democrat.

Your wrong
Your wrong
Reply to  Sherry Williams
15 days ago

In working across the aisle you don’t give up core values…. A problem for Cornyn.

Craig
Craig
17 days ago

It is high time that Cornyn is replaced with a senator that represents Texas core values, he can double talk his reasoning for voting for these horrible laws but bottom line is he no longer feels accountable to the voters of Texas.

Sherry Williams
Sherry Williams
17 days ago

What we need is for both sides to work on Social Security and Medicare for all. They have their own retirement and medical that makes medicare look like nothing. I can afford a supplement but man cannot. We are paying for something special for people that have yet to consider our needs or the needs of others.

John
John
17 days ago

Sen Cornyn is a JOKE and should be removed or voted out ASAP!

Brooke
Brooke
16 days ago

John Cornyn is a true conservative who is able to look at the bigger picture. His votes have been thoughtful, measured and reasonable. I have no desire for him to resign.

Curtis
Curtis
16 days ago

This kind of thinking is WHY Republican lost EVERY election since 2016, and the reason a Red Wave did NOT happen in 2022. Independents & Moderate Registered Republicans (like us), will no longer vote for “CRAZY” because we want our Senators & Congressional Reps to WORK TOGETHER to solve problems. This kind os thinking would prohibit Congress from working together. “Country Over Party” should be the goal of EVERY member of Congress. STOP this type of ridiculous thinking… or Republicans will NEVER win again! We need to for the good of Our Country!

Jack Logan
Jack Logan
Reply to  Curtis
16 days ago

You dummy. ALL dems vote together. They oppose every bill Republicans put up for vote. They vote as a single unit. Cornyn is a spineless piece of trash traitor who votes with McConnell and democrats.

Valbar
Valbar
16 days ago

What happened to the right to vote for what you believe in???

Ronald
Ronald
Reply to  Valbar
16 days ago

John needs to retire today. He is the worse Rino in Texas. He is extremely close with McConell and is more a Democrat than Republican. I did not vote for him the last 2 times he was elected.
He is as crooked as McConnell which keeps pumping money into Texas to get him re-elected.
He disgusts me

Ummm.....yea right!
Ummm.....yea right!
15 days ago

Awful of me to say, but I’m betting your bucks that’s mostly out of towners saying this. We’ve never had so much political pull bull here until yall came. Leave our politics alone and steal our land as you came to do….😩! Carry on you liberals….

DFW Citizen
DFW Citizen
14 days ago

Term limits. John Cornyn has become too soft. A two term limit should be the norm and accomplish what platform they ran on during those two terms.

alan
alan
13 days ago

Agree Mr. Amnesty for border jumpers has to go NOW. But the GOP keeps re-electing him in primaries. What gives? Cornyn is a RINO. If you can find his speech at Trump’s Dallas rally, he’s quite the pandering liar.

Bill
Bill
11 days ago

I totally AGREE! I wrote Cornyn as well as called his office and told him he would never be elected again if he continued to vote this way! He obviously doesn’t care about his constituents rather he continues to be a “Pocket Mouse” for Mitch McConnell and is part of the Swamp!
2 people were responsible for the Horrendous trillion dollar spending bill. That was Schumer and McConnell. Then the rest just rubber stamped it. Cornyn was one of those republicans. This isnt the way the senate works. The Freedom Caucus showed us what just a few can get done if you stand fast. Cornyn is a RAT!

Last edited 11 days ago by Bill
STEVE CORD
STEVE CORD
11 days ago

You will not receive a response. He or his letter writers do not respond very often. When they do it is not in a meanful way.

Doris
Doris
10 days ago

He’s Dame sure not a Texan, he should be run out of Texas.

John Barnes
John Barnes
10 days ago

Dade Phelan House Speaker needs to go, too!