Simpson has always opposed driver’s licenses for illegal aliens
Longview - During the recent candidate forum hosted by the Gregg County Republican Party in Kilgore, Bryan Hughes accused David Simpson of voting for and supporting driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. The same baseless attack has been publically levied by Hughes’ political consultant.
Senate Bill 1729, which Hughes cited as his source, in no way allowed illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. There was an amendment brought up the day before which would have allowed them. However, that amendment was killed on a point of order, a move that Simpson supported.
Said Simpson, “I have always opposed driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, and I am asking Bryan Hughes to read the bill and the amendment and acknowledge his mistake. Bryan’s false claim is not only slanderous; it is misleading to the voters tasked with choosing the next state senator in the first district. Integrity is essential for elected officials. In this case, Bryan Hughes and his campaign are falling far short of that standard.”
Simpson continued, “Bryan has attempted to paint my record as less conservative than his, but several independent ratings show this is not true (Rice University, Empower Texans, Young Conservatives of Texas, and Eagle Forum). While I am sure these attacks are politically calculated and carefully poll-tested, I encourage his campaign to rethink this approach. I have kept my campaign positive and focused on the issues that matter to voters. I ask Bryan Hughes to do the same.”
A full version of the letter is attached.
Representative Simpson just completed his third regular legislative session in the Texas House. He has been ranked as one of the ten most conservative legislators during his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives. More information regarding Simpson’s record can be found at http://DavidSimpson.com/.