Press Release: GOP Senatorial candidate Dwayne Stovall pledged yesterday to not only vote no on every federal debt increase attempt, but to use every other means at his disposal, including the filibuster, to prevent the debt from ever being raised again.
Stovall made the pledge yesterday morning before the cloture vote, when it became apparent that Sen. John Cornyn would again betray Texas and vote to allow a debt increase. True to form, Cornyn remained true to his bait-and-switch character.
Stovall said in a statement: “Texans don’t want any more debt. Texans want their Senators to do everything in their power to prevent it. Unfortunately, just like after his vote on cloture for Obamacare, Cornyn votes for it before he votes against it.”
“Cornyn’s vote with the Democrats to end debate on the bill helped to clear the way for its passage. That required 60 votes, and John Cornyn joined with Mitch McConnell to hand that liberal victory to Harry Reid. Once cleared, the simple majority of Democrats in the Senate was all that was needed to pass it. This allowed Cornyn to vote No on the final bill so that he could say he voted against it. That’s a half-truth and it’s misleading. The bill would never have passed if it were not for Sen. Cornyn’s bait and switch tactics.”
“Sen. Cornyn betrays the trust of Texas and votes with the Democrats at every opportunity. A vote for John Cornyn is a vote for more debt that enslaves us, our children, and our grandchildren. I’ve said throughout my campaign, and I will say again, I will never vote to increase the federal debt. Now I pledge to filibuster every bill that seeks to do so. We cannot continue on this unsustainable path.”
“I will never do procedural bait-and-switch voting like John Cornyn. Remarkably, as reported by the Washington Post, Steve Stockman initially supported suspension of the debt limit in the House as a nod to Speaker John Boehner before switching his vote when it became apparent that Boehner had enough votes for it.”
(Washington Post, January 23, 2013)
“Texas needs a principled fighter who represents Texas alongside Ted Cruz. John Cornyn does not represent Texas. As a native and lifelong Texan, I know Texas. I’ve traveled the breadth of Texas and listened to Texans, unlike Cornyn or Stockman. This is exactly why I’ve now won 9 out of 9 straw polls.”
Stovall is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator John Cornyn. Sen. Cornyn is running for re-election to his third six-year term. Steve Stockman is a US Congressman.
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.