Krusee & Gattis On Last Night’s Action

Posted in 80th Legislature, The Lege, Williamson County at 11:28 am by wcnews

Postcards has the quotes, Craddick ruling splits Centex supporters.

After Craddick’s ruling, Rep. Mike Krusee, R-Williamson County, said he disgreed with the decision.

“I think the speaker should recognize the motion to vacate the chair,” he said. “If he doesn’t have the support of the House, he should be willing to face the vote.”

Rep. Dan Gattis, R-Georgetown, supports Craddick’s ruling.

Without it, he said the House would face anarachy.

He said the rules say a speaker has absolute authority to decide whom he recognizes for a motion and it can’t be appealed.

“If we didn’t have that rule, we’d basically be able to filibuster in the Texas House,” Gattis said. “You could shut down the whole works.”

He said a speaker has to be impeached to be removed from office.

Gattis is clearly going down with the ship and Krusee is doing nothing with his statement to keep a Craddick-funded “wing-nut” challenge out of the GOP primary. It could get crowded in that primary next year.

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