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Texas Speaker of the House strips Democrat of top leadership position – HotAir

Texas Speaker of the House strips Democrat of top leadership position – HotAir
Retaliation

House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) stripped El Paso Democrat Joe Moody of his top leadership position of speaker pro tem on Thursday.Moody’s speaker pro tem appointment was seen as an olive branch by Republicans.“The smartest decision Dade Phelan has made as speaker was to appoint Joe Moody Speaker Pro Tem,” he said.“We know first hand that Speaker Pro Tem Joe Moody has done more than any other member on the House Floor to protect our Chamber and the institution of the Texas House.

However, the speaker pro tem is a different position from committee leadership positions.The battle between Texas Democrats and Republicans continues in the special session of the state legislature.

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