“Nicely, it ought to. Anytime any occasion behaves on this means, they should not be rewarded for it,” Straus mentioned in an interview on Capital Tonight.
Straus says he doesn’t perceive how Republicans could make the case the election was illegitimate on the high of the ticket however all the things beneath it appeared nice given down poll Republicans did nicely.
“I think it’s time to move on. I think it’s time for Republicans to acknowledge the obvious,” he mentioned.
Straus served a record-tying 5 phrases as Texas Home Speaker. He is now chairman of the Texas Endlessly Ahead PAC which he says goals to hold out a “considerate, accountable strategy to governing.”
He acknowledged he didn’t vote for Trump whereas saying he nonetheless considers himself a Republican.
On the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Straus says it’s time for state and native leaders to redouble efforts to speak and cease pointing fingers. He says he doesn’t envy the place Gov. Greg Abbott is in however extra teamwork is required.
“If I’m critical, and it’s not just of him but everyone responsible in this difficult time, it’s that state and local leaders haven’t really been able to work together as well as they should,” he mentioned. “I think that in a time of crisis is when you try to pull people together.”
Straus says it’s excessive time for Texas to have a well being plan of its personal and that Medicaid enlargement must be an actual focus of the subsequent legislative session.
“It was an issue in enough legislative campaigns I’m aware of that it ought to be on the table,” he mentioned.
On future political plans, Straus says he’s not ruling something out.
“I keep the door open but as of today, I don’t have anything to give you,” he mentioned.