Politics

The 10 Most Interesting Things Said at the Texas GOP Convention

In the way of actual action, very little interesting happened at the 2016 Texas Republican Convention, held at the now Exxxotica-free Key Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The state's activist GOPers managed to restrain themselves from supporting secession from the United States — yes, it was actually discussed as a potential platform plank — and affirmed Tom Mechler's position as the state chair, despite challenger Jared Woodfill supporters' claim that Mechler promoted a "disgusting homosexual agenda" by allowing the convention to take place in "homosexual-friendly" Dallas. There was no big backlash against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Dan Patrick railed against trans people being given equal access to restrooms.

In a lot of ways, the convention was what one would expect, but that doesn't mean there wasn't some weird, wild stuff echoing through the convention hall. Here are 10 of the best lines that we collected so you didn't have to.


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Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
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