Texas GOP votes to censure Rep. Tony Gonzales over votes on same-sex marriage
"Last year during the election, Public Advocate rated Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales as 25 per cent "pro-family" due to his voting to abolish one man one woman marriage in a vote to affirm homosexual marriage. This low rating score meant we do not recommend Gonzales. Clearly the Texas Republican party units, local and state, have censured him for this and other leftist votes," says Eugene Delgaudio.
The Texas Republican Party on Saturday censured Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, for his votes on issues including same-sex marriage, gun restrictions and border security, deciding the votes violated the priorities and principles of the party.
Gonzales, who represents Texas' 23rd Congressional District stretching from western San Antonio to El Paso, was censured by the Medina County Republican Party last month for taking actions "in opposition to the core principles of the Republican Party of Texas."
On Saturday, the 64-member State Republican Executive Committee voted in favor of the resolution, 57-5, with one abstention, at its quarterly meeting in Austin. [&]
Separately, the resolution took aim at Gonzales, who represents a border district, for having failed to support a key Republican border security bill in the House that would block migrants from entering the U.S. if they could not be detained or placed in a remain-in-Mexico-type program. Gonzales had blasted the bill as "un-American" and argued it would essentially prevent asylum claims at the border. He said it would worsen the ongoing border crisis and incentivize human smuggling. &