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Date TimeAugust 06, 2019
VoiceThe Texas House speaker offered lawmakers a vague apology Tuesday for "embarrassing" and "hurtful" things he said on a secretly-recorded conversation with a hardline conservative activist in a scandal that has rocked state Republicans.
Texas Speaker gives vague apology for hurtful things said
The apology from first-term Speaker Dennis Bonnen didn't detail what was said, and it notably avoids mention of an alleged "hit list" of Republican lawmakers to target in the upcoming 2020 primary.
Activist Michael Quinn Sullivan has said he recorded his June meeting with Bonnen, and that it includes an offer from the speaker to give the media arm of Sullivan's Empower Texans lobbying group press credentials to the House chamber if Empower Texans would attack a specific group of Republicans in the primary.

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