Republicans defend Dade Phelan for Texas House speaker after GOP chair calls him a ’traitor’

Republicans defend Dade Phelan for Texas House speaker after GOP chair calls him a ’traitor’

Republicans defended state Rep. Dade Phelan, a Beaumont Republican, after GOP chairman Allen West said Monday the party would not support him as speaker of the Texas House.Phelan has touted overwhelming support from members of both parties for the position, but West took issue with the fact that he had the backing of any Democrat.”It is utterly absurd […]
Source: Statesman