Texas Republican Representatives Biedermann, Tinderholt join Toth in calling for Speaker Bonnen’s resignation

Fredericksburg, Arlington, and Austin, October 17 – Two additional Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives have called upon Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to resign after Empower Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Quinn Sullivan released the full tape recording of the June 12, 2019, meeting during which Bonnen offered a “quid […]

BREAKING NEWS! Representative Toth calls for resignation of Texas House Speaker Bonnen!

BREAKING NEWS! Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Austin and Conroe, October 15 – State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe) called on Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dennis Bonnen to resign after Empower Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Quinn Sullivan released the entire recording of his June 12, 2019, meeting with the Speaker […]

BREAKING NEWS! Sullivan to release recording of June 12 meeting with Speaker Bonnen

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING NEWS! Austin, October 10 – Empower Texans Chairman Michael Quinn Sullivan announced this morning that he will release the audio recording of his June 22, 2019, meeting with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen next week. Sullivan issued the following statement: “As has been widely reported, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. […]

Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn’t commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure […]

Montgomery County Republican Party votes unanimously to call for Texas House Speaker Bonnen’s resignation

Conroe, August 21 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) County Executive Committee voted unanimously to call for the resignation of Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen. State Republican Executive Committeewoman Allison Winter, who represents Senatorial District 4, authored the resolution which called upon Speaker Bonnen to resign for engaging in an attempt to commit bribery […]

Republican State Chairman Dickey makes clear why he hasn’t called for Speaker Bonnen to resign: “I’m going to avoid the slippery slope of being a tyrant just to make my friends happy”

Republican State Chairman Dickey makes clear why he hasn’t called for Speaker Bonnen to resign: “I’m going to avoid the slippery slope of being a tyrant just to make my friends happy”

Image: Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey (right) with State Senator Donna Campbell, Republican of New Braunfels, at the Hays County Picnic in Buda on August 10, 2019. Austin, August 18 – Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey made clear during an exclusive interview with The Golden Hammer why he hasn’t called for Texas […]

BREAKING! Burrows resigns as Republican Caucus Chairman in wake of Bonnengate scandal

BREAKING NEWS! Austin and Lubbock, August 16 – State Representative Dustin Burrows, Republican of Lubbock, resigned this morning as Chairman of the State Republican Caucus for the Texas House of Representatives. Burrows will remain as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing House District 83, and will continue as Chairman of the House […]

House General Investigations Committee votes to ask Texas Rangers to investigate “Bonnengate” scandal

Austin, August 12 – The General Investigating Committee of the Texas House of Representatives essentially voted to permit the Texas Rangers’ Public Integrity Unit to investigate “the facts and circumstances of the June 12, 2019 meeting between Michael Quinn Sullivan and Representatives Dennis Bonnen and Dustin Burrows and provide a copy of its final investigative […]

Republicans call for formal investigation of Texas House Speaker Bonnen, will likely appoint Special Prosecutor: but could the hearing be a horrible trick?!

BREAKING NEWS! Dallas and Austin, August 8 – State Representative Morgan Meyer, the Chairman of the House General Investigating Committee and a Republican from Dallas, has called for his Committee to conduct a formal investigation. The Golden Hammer has confirmed with two members of the Texas House of Representatives and a staff member of the General […]

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Bonnen issues feckless apology to Texas House members, goes on remorseless attack

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Bonnen issues feckless apology to Texas House members, goes on remorseless attack

Image: Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s “apology” letter, August 6, 2019. BREAKING NEWS! Reprint of Dennis Bonnen’s feckless apology,, dated August 6, 2019, or whatever one might call what seemed more like an attack than an apology: “Dear Members,  I’m sorry. I was stupid to take a meeting with an individual who has worked hard […]