AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement on the Texas GOP’s 2022 platform, as approved at the Party’s convention this past weekend:
“The platform adopted by the Texas GOP this weekend is among the most extreme political doctrines this country has seen in decades. Texas Republicans showed us that they live in a parallel universe full of conspiracy-fueled hate — and that they have a truly twisted view of our democracy and Constitution.
“From saying that our LGBT siblings are living an ‘abnormal lifestyle choice’ just for living as God created them, to declaring President Biden illegitimate, to transphobic trash that deserves no ink, to requiring students to listen to live ultrasounds, to aggressively rebuking even the mildest of gun safety legislation, the Texas GOP has shown that they have gone beyond the pale — and that they are too extreme to govern this beautiful, diverse state.
“This November, we have a choice to leave behind the stupid, racist, divisive, bigoted culture wars these Republicans choose to promulgate — and head toward a better Texas: one where the lights turn on; where children are safe from gun violence; where all Texans feel included; and where working families are looked after and cared for, not caught in the crossfire of whatever the day’s culture war may be.”