WHEREAS, recent revelations concerning a meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Michael Q. Sullivan and subsequent public comments have caused significant concern leading to an investigation by the Texas Rangers; and 

WHEREAS, the State Republican Executive Committee has significant concerns about the possibility of unbecoming behavior; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of Texas sets high standards of conduct for its members from the precinct level to the Office of Governor; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the State Republican Executive Committee demands both truth and full transparency by all parties involved, and encourages a higher standard of always doing what is ethical instead of a lower standard of what may be legal; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Republican Caucus Chair Stephanie Klick and all members of the Texas House Republican Caucus.