After the chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party resigned abruptly Tuesday night, one Dallas lawmaker who typically holds himself out as a pro-unity pot banger is attacking his own Republican state senator.

In a late-night Twitter tirade coming hours after Mark Montgomery announced he would step down from the Dallas GOP for personal reasons, State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) viciously attacked his conservative state senator, Don Huffines.

Though the allegations that Huffines supported Montgomery and that the duo bankrupted the party are both provably false, those comments were only the beginning for Villalba. A mere five minutes later Villalba doubled down with another tweet that labeled Huffines as the “architect of the death” of the Dallas County Republican Party, and further attacking Huffines as a “self serving, short sighted ideological demagogue.”

Leaving little doubt as to the reasons for this particular binge of social media buffoonery, Villalba retweeted “TX Election Source” that commented on Villalba’s late-night diatribe against Huffines, noting “File under 2018 races to watch.”

Though Villalba still has to face a Democrat in November to keep his seat in the Texas House, he’s already raising money to run against Huffines in 2018:

For conservatives, a race between Villalba and Huffines would be an easy decision.

Ever since he dispatched liberal incumbent State Sen. John Carona, Huffines has been a champion for conservative reforms. As part of a strong freshman class, he made waves in the Texas Legislature for his leadership on repealing the franchise tax, strengthening gun rights, and limiting government.

Meanwhile, Villalba has done little more than draw nationwide ridiculeabandon his own bills, and serve as an unhelpful surrogate for liberal House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio).

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the executive director of Texans for Strong Borders, a no-compromise non-profit dedicated to restoring security and sovereignty to the citizens of the Lone Star State. For more information visit