Texas GOP confirms Rep. Bryan Slaton has resigned
AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) - A Republican state representative from East Texas resigned his position on Monday.
Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) has resigned his position in the house following a controversy, as has been confirmed by the Texas GOP.
“The Republican Party of Texas commends the Texas House for responding swiftly and appropriately to the reprehensible actions of Representative Slaton,” they said in their statement. “The misconduct described in the General Investigative Committee Report should never be tolerated and is proper grounds for expulsion. These actions have betrayed the trust that the people of Representative Slaton’s district put in him as an elected official, and he has rightly resigned. We are encouraged that this investigation signals that the House has entered a new era of accountability where all members will be held to the same fair and high standards.”
Hopkins County Republican Party Chairman Donnie Wisenbaker spoke about the resignation, saying he believes it is a necessary first step.
“I was very encouraged when I saw that he resigned,” Wisenbaker said. “I felt like that was something that Rep. Slaton needed to do to bring closure to a very unfortunate situation. It’s the only way, I believe, that he’s going to have closure and be able to maybe start rebuilding his family, his marriage. And also, and more importantly, I believe it’s the beginning of closure for the young lady that’s involved, allegedly.”
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