Once again, Texas Republicans are trying to scapegoat the LGBTQ community with made-up trash to deflect from their own failures It has become obvious over the last, oh, six years or so that Texas Republicans have become masters of misdirection.

Let’s look at the Texas GOP track record, shall we: In 2016, when he got called out for accepting a $35,000 donation from Donald Trump AFTER dropping a fraud investigation into Trump University, Gov.

Greg Abbott deflected attention away from that by attacking trans women and ranting about men in the women’s restrooms. At the end of 2020, when news broke that Attorney General Ken Paxton’s own most trusted aides had reported him to the Department of Justice for abusing the power of his office, Paxton used state of Texas resources to file a lawsuit directly with the U.S.