Texas GOP Chair Allen West Slams Gov. Abbott’s COVID Response: ‘We’re not a monarchy’

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Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – There is criticism of Governor Abbott’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic coming from the new chairman of the Texas GOP.

Allen West told WFAA’s ‘Y’all-itics’ that Abbott “completely mishandled” the state’s response, and “failed to follow the state constitution.

“We’re not a constitutional monarchy. We are not to be ruled. We’re supposed to be governed,” West said. “And so I am very concerned when we continue to see a litany of executive orders, mandates, decrees, and edicts that are handed down and they’re not brought through the legislative process.”

West said he disagreed with the governor, hoping for a special session and instead seeing what he called a “heavy-handed” response.

(Copyright 2020 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News. This report contains material from the WFAA-TV)

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