Texas GOP Regional Director: Congress Is ‘Too Busy Spreading Rhetoric’

December 21, 2020 Updated: December 22, 2020

Troy Jackson, North Texas Regional Director for the Republican Party of Texas, called on people and the president to put pressure on Congress to get to the bottom of election irregularities.

“The number one concern right now is election integrity, trying to make sure we have fair and honest elections,” Jackson said at a Stop the Steal rally in Dallas on Dec. 19. He says some people have dismissed the calls for election integrity as just actions of supporters of President Donald Trump, but that is not the heart of the matter.

“For us, it’s not so much about who won, but making sure that every election is fair and honest. Because if you have dead people voting and all this weird stuff going on, and ballots showing up in the middle of the night, that does not leave room to say that we’re having fair and honest elections,” he said. “We just want all of the lectures to be fair and honest. And we want only the legal votes counted.”

Jackson hoped the president would put pressure on members of Congress to ensure a fair election.

“Putting some pressure on our leaders in the House and in the Senate, to actually do their jobs. Because they have a job to do right now, following the Constitution, when it comes to the Electoral College, when it comes to the way the president is placed in the office, they have a job to do with those things. And they have yet to do that,” he said. “They’re too busy spreading rhetoric about ‘what I believe happened, what I don’t believe happened.’ Who cares? Follow the rule of law, follow the Constitution so that we can get the response that we need.”

He said citizens in Texas and across the country should do the same, and become informed voters that can hold representatives accountable.

“You have to get involved. You have to educate yourself, you have to be informed, you have to know what the issues are, then you have to educate yourself on the issues so that you can articulate the issues,” he said. “And then you have to activate yourself so you can get out into the community and share the information that you know, so that way now you’re creating an informed voter base. And so people are not voting based on feelings and emotion, but they’re voting based upon facts.”

With reporting by Jason Perry.