U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, unsuccessfully pushed for similar federal legislation. Abbott's support comes as Texas intensive care units are filling up with coronavirus patients.
Hours after pro-Trump protesters swarmed the U.S. Capitol, the House and Senate returned to resume certification of the Electoral College votes for president.
Electors across the country were casting ballots Monday and are expected to deliver the 270 votes needed to award the election to former Vice President Joe Biden by the end of the day. Trump and many Texas Republicans have not yet acknowledged defeat.
Abbott didn't raise any accusations of malfeasance in the election but said election winners "are certified by designated governmental bodies, not by media outlets."
This year proved another disappointment for Texas Democrats, who underperformed the high expectations they had set for themselves, particularly in a hotly contested battle for dominance in the Texas House.
A local hero, DPS Sgt Jason Sanchez, is scheduled to speak at an upcoming Devine City Council meeting this October in a community outreach presentation regarding child trafficking. It’s a topic that is near and dear to his heart, as he was able to rescue a young girl from trafficking in May of 2015 in nearby Frio County.
Senate Democrats want the symbols taken down, but Patrick said that the party is not committed to a “sincere” or “serious conversation” about the future of the monuments.
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