AUSTIN — Former President Donald Trump is threatening political consequences for House Speaker Dade Phelan if he doesn’t quickly advance a bill allowing for more audits of the 2020 election.
In a statement on Saturday, Trump accused Phelan of not “fighting for the people of Texas.”
“If this doesn’t pass soon, we look forward to seeing him in the Texas primary. It will get done one way or the other!” Trump said, hours before he headed to Iowa for a political rally.
A spokesman for Phelan, R-Beaumont, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Last month, Trump began pressuring Texas leaders, including Gov. Greg Abbott, for an au