Texas GOP speaker drops re-election bid after secret tape

Texas GOP House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says he will not run for re-election, making the announcement less than a week after the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Bonnen sought help ousting members of his own party in 2020 and called a female lawmaker "vile."

Texas Democrats call for special session to combat gun violence

Texas Democrats are calling on Governor Greg Abbott to call a special session. They want to put legislation in the books to combat gun violence after two recent deadly mass shootings in Texas, and they don't want to wait until 2021 to do it.