Fallon reflects on House leadership battle, campaign funds
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Texas Rep. Pat Fallon (R-District 4) was at Texoma Medical Center Wednesday to address the 2023 Sherman leadership class.
Later, he discussed recent events, including the lengthy process of electing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
"Any one member now can have a call on the Chair, which is essentially a no-confidence vote," Fallon said. "We have germaneness in bills, one single subject bills, we have 72 hours where we have time to read a bill before voting on it."
Recently, Fallon re-introduced an act he proposed last summer: The Family Integrity to Reform Elections Act the FIRE Act. The aim is to prevent candidates from paying immediate family members for services using campaign funds.
"I think that practice needs to stop forthwith," Fallon said. "The American people get sickened when they read stories like this. But we need to take action instead of saying, 'Well all those bums do it!' That's not true, and there's just a few bums that do it. So we want to stop anybody from doing it."
The Republican lawmaker also doubled down on his call to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying Mayorkas has lost control of the border.