Texas Republicans Are A Rising Threat To Public Safety

Just Days After Atlanta Attacks, Texas Republicans Voted Against the Violence Against Women Act, Opposed Honoring Capitol Defender Police Officers, and Continued Stoking Racism and Hate

AUSTIN, Texas — In recent months, Republicans in Texas and beyond have become a rising threat to public safety. Despite Republican claims to being the party of security, Texas Republicans have repeatedly shown that in a crisis, their primary instinct is to throw Texans in the way of danger and abdicate all responsibility to keep Texans safe.

Here are just a few examples of recent Republican threats to public safety:

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Republicans may give lip service to safety and security, but their actions speak for themselves. Texas Republicans are one of the biggest public safety threats our state is facing because they are hellbent on putting profits and politics over people. Just this week, Texas Republicans tried to shoot down critical domestic violence legislation, voted against honoring Capitol police who lost their lives because of the insurrection, and in the case of disgraced Congressman Chip Roy, equated lynching with justice in an unconscionable glorification of one of the darkest parts of American history.

“Texas Republicans have repeatedly put Texans’ lives in danger and they will do so again. They left us to die in the pandemic, abandoned us during the winter storm, and are actively driving violence toward communities of color. With Greg Abbott, Chip Roy, and the rest of Texas Republicans in power, Texans are not safe. We are fighting back like our lives depend on it because they do.”