Texas GOP’s proposed platform signals party’s rightward shift

The new proposed Texas GOP platform has drawn outrage among Democrats and stoked concern from some Republicans, signaling the degree to which Lone Star State conservatives appears to be shifting rightward as the party looks to maintain its hold there in the November midterms.


On Sunday, the state party adopted a resolution that rejected President Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election, formally embracing former President Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud. Additionally, the convention’s attendees voted on a platform that criticized homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Meanwhile, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), both of whom were in attendance, were harangued by some convention-goers.