Press Release: The campaign for Dwayne Stovall, Texas candidate for U.S. Senate, brings attention to the voting record of Sen. John Cornyn. Sen. Cornyn votes for unconstitutional legislation and then attempts to mislead Texans about his votes. This is part of an ongoing series of press releases exposing the Congressional Record of Senator Cornyn.
Stovall said in a statement, “Senator Cornyn betrays the trust of Texans who sent him to Washington. He voted ‘YEA’ on the FY 2013 FUNDING BILL (March 23, 2013) that gave the Obama Administration the money needed to implement Obamacare. Subsequently, he also voted ‘YEA’ on ‘CLOTURE’ (September 24, 2013), which defeated the efforts of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund it.”
“Senator Cornyn pays lip service to conservative principles, while his actions speak a clear lack of conviction to those same principles. As Texans, we must resolve to put the interests of Texans ahead back-room political deal-making.”
“The Republican establishment’s surrender to Harry Reid’s Democrats and their agenda, led by Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, was well recognized as a betrayal to the Republican base and continues to gather attention to itself. Current and future generations of Texans will now be forced to pay heavily for this socialized, job-killing legislation.”
In September, Breitbart News reported that Senator John Cornyn used his leadership position to pressure other Republicans to oppose Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their efforts to defund. According to a senior staffer quoted in the news report, “Nobody is fighting harder to make sure Obamacare is funded than Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.”
Under pressure from the base, Senator Cornyn eventually said he supported the effort to defund.
Stovall noted, “During this primary cycle, Sen. Cornyn’s political ads have asserted that he is ‘conservative,’ a claim that shouldn’t require endless ad time. It’s either true on its face, or it isn’t true at all.”
“The Republican establishment fears a fight for smaller government, and that fear cripples the Republican Party and causes division. The Republican Party was once known for being the party of small government, but a Republican leadership that is either afraid or unwilling to act on principle cannot represent the Republican base. Until we change the Republican leadership, there is little hope that we will change Washington.”
Stovall said, “Obamacare is unaffordable, unworkable, unfair, and unconstitutional because health care was not granted as a power by the States to the federal government. John Cornyn had the clear opportunity to fight for the Constitution and for Texans, he ignored the overwhelming number of Texans who called his offices, and he made his choice to surrender to big government. I don’t believe that Texas Republicans will vote for big government surrender in this primary.”
Stovall is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator John Cornyn. Senator Cornyn is running for re-election to his third six-year term.
Dwayne Stovall is a small businessman from Liberty County in the heart of Texas. He is married to his high school sweetheart of 22 years and has three children. More information on the candidate and his campaign may be obtained at www.texansforstovall.com.