Within days of the surprise news that the Ector County Republican Party had passed a censure resolution against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a second county GOP has joined in, unanimously passing a resolution that also cites abuses of executive authority as the cause of the censure:

“[H]arrison County hereby censures Governor Greg Abbott for violating three (3) or more of the core principles of the Republican Party Platform, we request the censure be considered and sustained by the delegates of the 2020 Republican Party State Convention.”

According to a source within the Ector County Republican Party, a number of other counties’ GOP officials have reached out to ECRP, indicating they intend to move forward with censure resolutions of their own and are working together to coordinate the language.

The counties are rumored to be working on passing their resolutions when committees begin meeting next Monday, ahead of the Republican Party state convention in Houston.

The censure resolutions will now be considered by the Platform/Resolutions Committee at the state convention, where they can be amended. In order for the censure to be sustained, a final version would need committee approval; it would then be sent to the general body of delegates for a vote.

Texas Scorecard will continue to monitor this story for any developments.

Matt Stringer

Matthew Stringer is from Odessa, TX and serves as a West Texas Correspondent for Texas Scorecard.