President Donald Trump slammed Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan for obstructing an election audit by standing in the way of forensic audit bill SB 47.
The bill, put forth by Republican Senator Paul Bettencourt, takes aim at establishing election integrity in the state of Texas by providing an opportunity for elected officials, political leaders, candidates, and judges to demand audits of election results. The bill would also reportedly allow politicians to demand that the Texas Secretary of State review any alleged election irregularities.
According to Trump, SB 47 should immediately be moved to the floor for a vote. “The speaker knows the bill will overwhelmingly pass the House with Republican support,” Trump stated.
In addition, Speaker Phelan previously opposed revising Senate Bill 1,