I just got off the phone with a senior member of the Texas House of Representatives. He told me the session is becoming filled with animosity mostly because of a few freshman members.
The latest talk on the floor is about a meeting held last night by the freshman Republicans. Apparently, the new members were trying to figure out how to save the water bill. There was a differencing of opinions on how to do this. Meetings like this are pretty common and happen daily at the end of a legislative session. What is causing all the animosity though is the fact that someone in the meeting was in contact with Michael Quinn Sullivan while at the meeting. He tweeted the contents of that meeting while it was still in progress.
This was not a public meeting. This was a private meeting among colleagues. They were not legislating, the members were discussing options that might make sense or might not make sense.
This nonsense is exactly why we will have a special session. 90% of the members are good people trying to do the right thing for Texas and their district. 10% are suck ups trying to destroy the process by leaking private talks to lobbyist and the press.
Please send me an email of the person you think or know leak the info in the meeting. I promise I will keep the source confidential but I will post the name of the person who leaked the info if it comes from a credible source. firstname.lastname@example.org