Texas determines media didn’t fuel riot in state Senate

texas_flag_genericTexas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Friday he suspects some in the media might have helped incite the crowd late Tuesday, preventing the Senate from passing new abortion restrictions and that, if proven, he “will take action against them.”

In an exclusive interview with Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, Dewhurst said his office is reviewing security tapes from the demonstration that derailed the bill at the end of the regular session, and that arrests may be made for inciting a riot — including perhaps some members of the media.

“We have reports, and I have my staff taking a look at the video,” he told Morrissey, “and if I find, as I’ve been told, examples of the media waving and trying to inflame the crowd, incite them in the direction of a riot, I’m going to take action against them.”

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that a state spokesman said that “upon further review of the tapes, (Dewhurst) was thankful to learn that members of the media had behaved in a manner consistent with the decorum of the Senate chamber.”

Dewhurst said he “had the votes” to pass the legislation and that he “will pass this bill” during the special session just called by Gov. Rick Perry.

And he’ll be prepared for the next attempt to derail the legislature, promising to “clear the gallery” if a threat to public safety exists.

“I’m not going to let a minority group of demonstrators — Planned Parenthood and ACLU — block the will of the majority.”

Full interview here:


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles