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News of the recording led to a House committee requesting the Texas Rangers investigate whether Bonnen's offer of press credentials in exchange for Empower Texans targeting the GOP members could be considered an illegal quid pro quo.
Bonnen offered to grant Empower Texans press credentials giving the conservative organization access the floor of the Texas House if Sullivan, in turn, would campaign against those targeted GOP members in the 2020 primary.
"Let me tell you what I'll do for you," Bonnen said.
"We can make this work. I'll put your guys on the floor next session."
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Beckley, who was mentioned seven times in the recording, said Tuesday the name-calling mattered less than what she believes are clear ethics violations.
"I think he needs to step down and we need a bipartisan vote on who should be the speaker right now," she said.
When asked if Bonnen should resign from elected office, Beckley said that is up to voters to decide.