Oct 27, 2020      Press Releases      

Abbott: Fletcher Betrayed Houston Workers

Houston, TX – Today, Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement condemning Representative Lizzie Fletcher’s anti-business record in Texas’ 7th District, including her vote to overturn Texas’ Right to Work Law. Fletcher’s vote would deny Texas workers the right to work independently, compel them to pay union dues, force disclosure of their personal information without their consent, and abolish their protections against political intimidation. As we work to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, our leaders must empower our businesses and the hardworking Texans they employ, not strip them of their rights and independence.

“Congresswoman Fletcher has made it clear that she is willing to sell out the First Amendment rights of hardworking Texans in favor of failed far left policies,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas stands as a shining example of the success of right-to-work laws – they are crucial to keeping our economy thriving and offer important privacy and employment protections for workers. Voters in CD-7 should remember Congresswoman Fletcher’s inexcusable betrayal of Texas workers at the ballot box, and instead vote for Wesley Hunt who will fight to uphold Texas’ right-to-work laws and protect hardworking Texans from the radical left’s agenda.”

“My opponent’s vote to overturn Texas’ Right to Work Law is an unwelcome reminder that her loyalties lie with Nancy Pelosi and the extreme elements of her party, not the hardworking people here in Houston” said Hunt. “Fletcher’s vote undermines the independence of our workers and is a blatant violation of their First Amendment rights. In Congress, I’ll work to empower the hardworking Houstonians who fuel our economy, not stifle them with government overreach and federal coercion.”  

Wesley Hunt is a Houston native and battle-tested leader willing to stand up for the 7th Congressional District. While his opponent Lizzie Fletcher made Pelosi Speaker of the House and refuses to condemn the most liberal of Democratic priorities, Wesley is a problem solver who will work with both sides to bring results home to the 7th District.