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Texas Lt. Governor Candidates Will Support Anti-Islam Legislation Crafted by Islamophobes

24 March 2014 No Comment Email This Post Email This Post


Dewhurst, Patrick trade jabs over border security, Sharia law

By David Saleh Rauf

The zingers started flying early.

During introductory remarks, Patrick made a quick jab at how Dewhurst travels with a security detail and then introduced the crowd to what he called his own.

“That’s my wife, Jan,” Patrick said. “She’s a great driver and has her CHL. She’s a crack shot.”

The two eventually ended up in a back and forth over a failed bill last session to prohibit the application of Sharia law in Texas courts.

Dewhurst said he supports such measures “101 percent” but acknowledged the bill last session died in a Senate committee. He pledged Friday to switch committee chairman mid-session in if the bill languishes again next time the Legislature meets in 2015.

Patrick said the failure of the Sharia bill lies squarely with Dewhurst.

“Sharia law should have come out” of committee,” Patrick said. “When there’s a law, there’s a bill, legislation … that’s the difference-maker, the lieutenant governor. You don’t blame things that don’t happen on senators and take credit for things that did happen that senators passed.”

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