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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:21 PM

Texas GOP speaker says Trump 'killing us' in secret tape

Source: Associated Press


Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
Updated 11:58 am CDT, Tuesday, October 15, 2019



Photo: Eric Gay, AP
FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, right, with Governor Greg Abbott, left, speaks at a news conference at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. Bonnen called a female lawmaker "vile" and joked about a Democrat being gay in a secretly recorded meeting with a conservative activist. Bonnen also said in the tape released Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, that President Donald Trump "is killing us" in urban and suburban districts ahead of the 2020 elections.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' GOP House speaker called a female lawmaker "vile" and said President Donald Trump is "killing us" with urban and suburban voters in a secretly recorded meeting with a conservative activist.

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen also personally disparaged a Democratic lawmaker in the tape released Tuesday.

The tape is at the center of an ongoing state police investigation into whether Bonnen improperly offered House media credentials in exchange for campaign help. It's also thrown Republicans into disarray at a time when their state dominance is slipping.

The tape has prompted calls for Bonnen's resignation. Bonnen said Tuesday "this was nothing more than a political discussion." He's previously apologized for "embarrassing" and "hurtful" comments on the tape but didn't give details.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Texas-GOP-speaker-says-Trump-killing-us-in-14535652.php

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Reply Texas GOP speaker says Trump 'killing us' in secret tape (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 2019 OP
Leghorn21 Oct 2019 #1
lapfog_1 Oct 2019 #2
hibbing Oct 2019 #3
Saviolo Oct 2019 #5
Initech Oct 2019 #4
jayschool2013 Oct 2019 #6
AllyCat Oct 2019 #10
dchill Oct 2019 #7
Scalded Nun Oct 2019 #8
TeamPooka Oct 2019 #9
LawnKorn Oct 2019 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. In addition, looks like you just "killed" your political career here, bro

FINE BY ME!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:31 PM

2. got news for you...you are killing yourselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:38 PM

3. joked about a Democrat being gay

Some day, maybe even in my lifetime, this alone would hurt that god awful party instead of just the Trumpster.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:13 PM

5. It doesn't even hurt people on this board, frequently.

"He's Putin's bitch" or "He's blowing Putin" jokes still get peppered in and around on DU. It's discouraging.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:39 PM

4. Hey, you voted for this!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:15 PM

6. Love the diversity in the photo

Some of the white guys in blue suits with red ties and light-colored shirts are bald. Others have hair. Some even have mustaches.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:27 PM

10. Lol!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:57 PM

7. Such a BRAINIAC!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:01 PM

8. Welcome to what you have been doing to Texas residents for over 20 years, asshole!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:05 PM

9. He's not killing you GOP. Your embrace of him and the hate he pushes was a form of suicide.

He's carbon monoxide and you locked yourselves in the garage with him running.
Breathe in, it will all be over soon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:43 PM

11. Typical low intelligence Republican thinking it helps his position to blame Trump.

With the people like this running as Republicans, we will have no trouble taking the Senate and the Executive Branch in the 2020 election.

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