July 27, 2022/Media, Press

Texas Democratic Party Asks: Are Abbott, Patrick, and Other Texas Republicans Really Going to Share a Stage in Dallas With Internationally-Condemned Racist Viktor Orban?

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, following a speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (and speaker at next week’s CPAC gathering in Dallas) that Orban’s own aide called “pure Nazi text,” the Texas Democratic Party asks: 

Are Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and other Texas Republicans really going to share a stage next week with this internationally-condemned racist?

CNN reports that the CPAC Dallas speaker “was also denounced by the International Auschwitz Committee after comments in the same speech that were interpreted as a joke about the use of gas chambers against Jewish people in Nazi Germany.” The outlet goes on to write that Orban said in the speech, “…we do not want to become peoples of mixed race.”

The following Texas Republicans are slated to speak at CPAC with Viktor Orban:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott
  • Rep. Brian Babin
  • Rep. Michael Burgess
  • Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Rep. Mayra Flores
  • Cassy Garcia, Candidate for U.S. House District TX-28
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
  • Attorney General Ken Paxton
  • Orlando Salazar, Executive Vice-Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party
  • Rep. Beth Van Duyne
  • Rep. Randy Weber
  • Rep. Roger Williams