Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is quite unpopular at his state’s Republican Party convention this weekend. First, many convention-goers threw out lanyards promoting the Texas senator that were connected to convention name badges and replaced them with alternative lanyards. Then, the state party’s platform committee unanimously voted to condemn Cornyn and the nine other Republican United States Senate members who have been working with Democrats in the Senate to enact laws seeking to violate Second Amendment and Due Process rights through the advancing of “red flag” laws and other new gun control measures.
Cornyn has been working as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) designated top gun control legislation negotiator in the Senate since early June.
Michael Quinn Sullivan writes more about the negative vibes toward the senior senator from Texas at the state GOP convention, and includes the wording of the resolution from the state convention’s platform committee, in a Friday Texas Scorecard article you can read here.
Cornyn, though, may not be very concerned about the antagonism against him in his state, because, like nearly all of the ten Republicans pushing the rights threatening measures in the name of gun control, Cornyn will not be up for reelection come November or even two years from now. Emily Brooks reported this week at The Hill: “Of the 10 Republicans who signed on to the deal, only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is up for reelection in 2024, and four others are retiring after this year.” Cornyn’s term ends in 2026.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.