Yet another establishment Republican lawmaker in Texas is finding himself at the center of allegations of sexual impropriety, as screenshots of lewd conversations and extramarital affairs are beginning to circulate. The latest allegations involve Odessa Republican Brooks Landgraf, who has been recognized by the Austin-based Texas Values as a “faith and family champion.”
The news and satire website Current Revolt has reported on the allegations—first brought to light by an anonymous Twitter user—that show a series of sexually charged messages Landgraf has sent to various women, one of them allegedly being a female staffer at the Texas Capitol.
The highly explicit messages, as reported by Current Revolt, were sent both over text messages as well as private messages sent from Landgraf’s social media account. They also contain pictures of Landgraf—a married father—in addition to a voice recording the lawmaker sent as part of a lengthy iMessage thread.
In several of the exchanges published by Current Revolt, Landgraf is asked if he can arrange a meeting between one of the women and various officeholders, including Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. It is not clear if Landgraf ever made those introductions.
In other messages, Landgraf is seen to be arranging sexual encounters between the two in the Austin area and elsewhere.
Texas Scorecard had previously been made aware of some of this behavior as well as some of the content that has now emerged in these screenshots.
Current Revolt later released the entirety of the messages in their possession.
Landgraf has not responded to Texas Scorecard for comment on the messages reported by Current Revolt and other allegations.
This is not the first time allegations of affairs have been made against Republican lawmakers in the Texas Capitol, with last year’s allegations of an extramarital affair between State Reps. Cole Hefner of Mt. Pleasant and Lacey Hull of Houston.
Notably, Reps. Landgraf, Hefner, and Hull have all been named “faith and family champions” by the “pro-family” organization Texas Values, an organization whose stated mission is to “preserve and advance a culture of family values in the state of Texas.”
Landgraf has one opponent in the Republican primary election, Casey Gray.