— Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) April 6, 2018
Repub leadership have decided that nothing important but contentious will be coming to the floor the rest of this year. https://t.co/R29ey7NlnT
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) April 6, 2018
Corpus Christi Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned from Congress Friday afternoon, less than four months after dropping re-election plans under siege for crude and verbally abusive office behavior…
He made no mention on Friday of any of the allegations that ended his congressional career, and made no apologies for using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment suit.
He promised to repay those funds four months ago, but has not done so…
Texas is seeing enormous turnover in its congressional delegation this year.
Out of 36 House members, eight announced plans to retire in the last few months. Farenthold is the first to actually leave office…
More granular detail about the upcoming primaries at the link.
Too late to be held on May Uniform election date.
Either @GovAbbott declares it an emergency or #TX27 will remain unrepresented until end of the year. But based on my conversations with #CD27 residents, having no Rep. wouldn't be much different from the past 7 yrs. #txlege https://t.co/4FPIG7NCO8
— Mark P. Jones (@MarkPJonesTX) April 6, 2018
Before he leaves DC, can someone please settle his $84k harassment tab https://t.co/6YZsYRDRz7
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) April 6, 2018
Life doesn't always go as planned I guess. https://t.co/Y5EXblkGSM
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 6, 2018
ETA: Title reference, from (Republican) Charlie Sykes…
What is remarkable is that someplace voters looked at this guy and said, yes, I'd like him to be my congressman. pic.twitter.com/pNGLiSLasA
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) April 6, 2018
These Friday night news dumps are getting lamer and lamer https://t.co/Qo30z8MDU8
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 6, 2018