WHEREAS Democrat Senator Carlos Uresti was elected to represent his constituents and faithfully execute, defend, and protect the laws of our state and this country, and

WHEREAS a jury of his peers convicted him on all 11 felony counts in violation of our federal laws, including wire fraud, securities fraud, associated conspiracy counts, money laundering counts, and failure to register as a securities broker with the Securities and Exchange Commission; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas finds the transgressions of Senator Uresti to be outside the confines of integrity, respect, and acceptable ethical, legal and moral expectations of a State Senator; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Republican Party of Texas joins the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus in demanding that Democrat Senator Carlos Uresti step down immediately from his position in the Texas Senate; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas, on behalf of the grassroots, craft a press release in support of this resolution and make reasonable efforts to promote its distribution to the press and the public.

Adopted by the State Republican Executive Committee, April 7, 2018