Dennis Bonnen and The Texas Tribune file

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen reacts to a comment from moderator Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune CEO, during an event hosted by the news organization Jan. 18 at the Dow Academic Center in Lake Jackson.

Ears of most politically attuned Texans still were listening to the just-released bombshell tape that had dogged him for months when House Speaker Dennis Bonnen weighed in with a statement via email.

“I have repeatedly called for the recording to be released because it will be immediately clear that no laws were broken,” the statement read. “This was nothing more than a political discussion — the problem is that I had it with that guy. My colleagues have always deserved the facts and context this recording provides, and with clear evidence now disproving allegations of criminal wrongdoing, the House can finally move on.”

This editorial was written by Yvonne Mintz, editor and publisher of The Facts.

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I actually agree with Bonnen. Local Entities, County, City and School Districts are raping the Taxpayers!


I am glad The Facts, one of my most trusted sources, is not adopting a Trump-supporter type defense of Mr. Bonnen. But Mr Sullivan clearly did not believe Bonnen was sincere and I can see why. Bonnen was offering to be tool of Sullivan's point of view, a complete opposite of the attitude Bonnen's actions have shown over years. Is it possible the treachery was toward Sullivan and Empower? Was Bonnen trying to con a con artist? Sullivan apparently thought so. But Bonnen is not claiming that as a defense. Is Bonnen so honest he would decline to lie in defending a lie? Sullivan certainly accomplished his goal of doing great harm to a person who had been blocking his agenda.

Father of Six

Glad to see the sleuths at The Facts have discovered that politicians act like politicians. I don't know if Mrs. Mintz is young and Naïve or just young. Dennis is no different than most, probably all politicians. Was sad to see the quote from Matt Sebesta stating this didn't change his opinion of Dennis. Say's a lot right there. " No comment" would have served him well. My guess is this editorial is self serving as well. Editorial boards are worse than politicians these days.


The facts are so contradictory about politicians

They support print every liar, false accusations by the dems. Russian Hoax, Kavanagh now a unknown whistleblower .They will not report on all sides of a story pure dem talking points

The facts original story called Quinn’s accusations lies. Now they have AGAIN egg in their face due to extreme bias towards conservatives

The facts will not report truth on dems period

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