Donald Trump simplified voting in the Presidential election for Hispanic voters in Cameron County with his comments to the right. There's not any way those remarks could be spun to portray Trump as sympathetic to or understanding of the needs of those of Mexican heritage,
|Former Republican County Chair,|
Our recent report, that former county chair Frank Morris stood up at the last Wednesday's meeting of the Brownsville Republican Club to announce his appointments of "area coordinators" for the Trump campaign, has prompted some defensive moves within the local party to stifle, stymie and squelch any Frank Morris influence in local party affairs.
Our GOP source claims that Frank's attempt to usurp or undermine the authority of duly elected county chair Morgan Graham has caught the attention of higher ups in the state party hierarchy. They are uncomfortable with Morris' attempt to represent the party or its nominee in any way.
|Cameron County Republican Chair,|
Party officials are not agreeable with the former chair, Frank Morris, asserting that he still has a position within the local party. The Trump campaign, we've learned, prefers that Morris work with, not against current chair, Morgan Graham, in his support of Trump. Graham, after all, is an actual Trump delegate to the national convention.
Some have suggested that a resolution be drafted to curb Morris' influence with the local party, to "grant the (county) chairman the authority to use any legal means necessary to enforce an order that an individual (Morris) cease and desist from the use of the word 'Republican' in any of their public or private dealings."
Those party aficionados are worried that Frank Morris will splinter off his close followers, sometimes called "Frankites," into a splinter group that will further weaken the efforts of the red party in an overwhelmingly blue county.(Remember that disgruntled Cynthia Hinojosa, wife of former County Judge Gilberto Hinojosa, formed a splinter group of Cameron Country Democratic women a few years ago.)
While we doubt that anything preventing Frank Morris or anyone else from describing themselves as a Republican would stand a court test, we empathize with the party's difficult struggle.