The State Democratic Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party approved a resolution today that “releases party officers and members from their obligation to support LaRouche follower Kesha Rogers.”
The resolution states that the movement includes “instances of illegal activities, discriminatory proclamations and thuggish behavior” and “contains clear, convincing and overwhelming evidence of discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation and ethnic origin.”
According, the resolution state: “that the Texas Democratic Party will have no relationship with the campaign of any person identifying him or herself as aligned with the LaRouche Movement or Lyndon LaRouche; no such campaigns will have access to Party materials or data, no listing on the Party website and no position of privilege or recognition at Party meetings or conventions.”
It’s unfortunate that it has to come to this, but given that it has, this was appropriate. I’ve seen some people fret that this was about who Rogers associates with, but it’s not. It’s about her wacked-out beliefs, which are far outside the mainstream of the Democratic Party. I mean, seriously, it’s not too much to ask for a Democratic candidate to not be advocating the impeachment of the Democratic President. Besides, this is really aimed at the Party structure, which would otherwise be required to help her, which in turn would likely upset and offend a lot of folks who don’t want to see any of their money be used to support a candidate like this. Individuals are still of course free to vote for, donate to, or otherwise assist Rogers however they want. You can read the whole resolution here and see for yourself. My recommendation is to not vote in this race if you are in CD22.