Texas Democrats Rally Against 'MAGA Republicans'

Texas Democrats Rally Against 'MAGA Republicans'

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
January 31, 2023

With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, trouble at the border, and calls for new gun control legislation, the Texas political climate has become quite contentious. House Republicans and Democrats have been at odds, despite calls for bipartisanship. Moreover, it appears that the House Democrats, all of whom are presumably anti-Trump, are speculating that the rhetoric being espoused by Texas Republicans is not their own, but former President Donald Trump’s (R).

In a flurry of tweets from Texas state lawmakers, “MAGA Republicans” have been the target of the Democrat's ire. Many of the issues stem from the debate over abortion. However, protecting healthcare workers has also been shown to be a pressing issue for the Left.

“As MAGA Republicans criminalize healthcare workers, @HouseDemocrats have their backs. I’m reintroducing my bill, the Healthcare Providers Safety Act, which creates a grant program for healthcare professionals to enhance the security of their facilities, personnel, and patients," stated Rep. Veronica Escobar. "While MAGA Republicans remain silent on the violence real healthcare providers face, I reintroduced my bill, the #HealthcareProvidersSafetyAct, that creates a grant program to enhance the security of their facilities, personnel, and patients.”


“No matter what extreme MAGA Republicans do, @HouseDemocrats will never back down in the fight for women’s reproductive freedom," stated Rep. Sylvia Garcia.

These tweets come after a very close race in which Democrats narrowly lost control of the House of Representatives. Moreover, these accusatory statements target a Republican House that is just beginning to rebound, and begin its investigations of China, following the lengthy vote series to elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) to be Speaker of the House.

With many in the Republican Party desiring to move away from former Pres. Donald Trump (R), and others going as far as to give him their Speaker vote, it is unclear as to who is and isn’t considered a “MAGA Republican."

It is possible that the increasingly popular phrase is a form of rallying cry for a Democratic Party that is attempting to unite against, what they perceive to be, a divided Republican Party. Nevertheless, it seems to be the Left’s opinion that these individuals and their policies have earned them their newly-appointed moniker.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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