Austin, TX, Release: July 18, 2022 — For Immediate Release

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi released the following statement after the Texas Democrat Convention adjourned due to a lack of quorum and failed to pass a party platform.

“Texas Democrats showed this weekend what happens when you take away tens of millions of dollars from California, New York, and D.C. All that remains is a low enthusiasm, fringe party of political extremists who can’t even run a meeting, let alone a state. The showing was so dismal that Democrats couldn’t even maintain enough attendance to complete the primary business of a party convention—passing a platform. The Texas Democrat platform will now be written behind closed doors by party bosses. The Republican Party of Texas is proud to be a grassroots-led party with a platform drafted by the more than 5,000 delegates in attendance at our convention, which is still the largest political gathering in the country.”