Texas House Republicans want State Representative Dennis Bonnen to step down as House Speaker.

On Tuesday, the audio version of Speaker Bonnen’s quid pro quo deal of media credentials to Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan in exchange for attacking certain Republicans was released to the public. BLP covered this backroom deal back in July.

The reaction so far has been explosive, with several House Republicans calling on Bonnen to resign according to a report from Texas Scorecard.

State Representative Steve Toth was the first to comment after audio went public, declaring in an official statement, “Speaker Bonnen needs to resign as speaker immediately. Based on the recording alone, it’s clear Speaker Bonnen has not been truthful about his meeting with Mr. Sullivan.”

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