An autocratic politician has taken hostages in the Texas Capitol! Now, only a small group of patriots can free them before time runs out!

No, that’s not the premise for a gritty, made-for-TV, action-thriller. It’s what’s happening right now at the Texas Capitol with House Speaker Joe Straus and the Democrat governing coalition he helms blocking conservative reform initiatives.

But then we thought… why not show it as a movie?!

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."