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The drama in the Lone Star State continues as House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and State Representative Dustin Burrows are now being implicated in an alleged bribery attempt.
BLP covered a report about conservative grassroots activist Michael Quinn Sullivan recording a meeting with Burrows and Bonnen, in which they offered Quinn Sullivan’s group media credentials in exchange for targeting 10 Republicans.
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State Representative Steve Toth told the Texas Tribune, “What I derived from the audio tape — it’s very clear — is that Speaker Bonnen was not truthful about a list not being provided.”
He claims that the recording reveals the list of ten Republican House members that Bonnen wants to target and that the scheme was “referenced, over and over, and over again. Multiple times.”
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Toth admits that Bonnen’s actions caught him off guard. He told the Texas Tribune “I have been a supporter of the speaker since day one.” Toth added, “I love Dennis. I didn’t believe any of this. I was shocked. I am discouraged to see the light it put him in and the light it put on the Republican Party.”
Bob Price reports that Toth was alongside State Representative Travis Clardy Wednesday night after Quinn presented the evidence to back his allegation that Bonnen and Burrows “offered a quid pro quo of House Floor media credentials in exchange for political expenditures against the targeted members.”
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Clardy declared that the details from the recording were the “most disappointing thing[s] I’ve ever seen” in his four terms as State Representative, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.
“They (disparaging comments about Republican and Democrat House members from Bonnen and Burrows) were made flippantly and they were disrespectful,” Clardy said.
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Breitbart Texas legal analyst Lana Shadwick says that “The Texas Penal Code, Section 36.02, provides that a person commits an offense of bribery if they...
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