"...Ahead of the annual event, freshman state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, sent out more than 400 "surveys" to Muslim student associations and mosque leaders across Texas, polling them for their support of "radical Islamic extremism." (Because no better way to identify terrorists than to politely ask them to identify themselves via the U.S..."
"...The dozen members include Reps. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford; Jeff Leach, R-Plano; Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving; Matt Shaheen, R-Plano; Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler; Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg; Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington; and Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park. [inset-1-right]..."
"...Schaefer, Tinderholt, and Stickland – along with Reps. Matt Krause and Kyle Biedermann – joined forces at the start of the year and formed the Texas Freedom Caucus, an ultra-conservative group that promises to take the Republican Party platform "seriously." And injecting anti-LGBTQ amendments into unrelated bills is clearly a part of that GOP strategy – albeit an unsuccessful one...."