May 13, 2021      1:58 PM
War of words breaks out between Texas GOP Chairman West and Lt. Gov. Patrick over permitless carry
Chair West accuses Patrick and Senate Republicans of inserting “poison pill” amendments; Blakemore says plainly that West is lying and "clueless"
Republican Party of
Texas Chairman Allen West,
perhaps tired of attacking Gov. Greg Abbott, on Thursday instead took political
shots at Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick over the issue of permitless
carry of handguns.
Chair West even went so
far as to say that Texas House Democrats should be thanked for keeping
the bill alive after Patrick and Texas Senate Republicans added
what West called “poison pill amendments” before sending the bill back to the House.
By Scott Braddock