Straus is so strongly opposed by the majority of Republicans that he was not able to speak at the 2014 Texas Republican Convention. He would have been booed off the stage. It is incredible that one of the three most powerful politicians in Texas was not able to speak.
At the convention, Turner won the straw poll for speaker 91.5% to Straus’s 6.6%.
It is incredible that Straus is supported by enough RINOs joining with ALL Democrats to be reelected year after year. This is despite having 98 Republicans to 52 Democrats in the House. Again, RINOs joining Democrats are able to thwart the elected conservative majority. Straus is the Harry Reid of Texas in that he is able to block conservative legislation coming from the Senate.