Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio provided some fireworks and controversy. While the party leaders try to promote unity, a group of delegates trying to stop Trump led a floor fight over a vote on convention rules. The Never Trump group wanted a state-by-state roll call vote on the rules, but a voice vote prevailed. Some Texans, like delegate Rachel Chupnik, said it would have been a fairer approach.

“It should be perfectly fine to have the delegates be able to have a roll call vote, for example, where you can clearly distinguish between the ayes and the nays instead of just both sides shout and okay the ayes have it. Well it was not very clear at all.”

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tom Mechler disagreed.

“The woman from Colorado who was behind the unbinding it failed miserable. I mean it didn’t even come close to getting a threshold.”

The move to stop Trump wasn’t likely to get approved but the movement continues to have a presence this week at the convention.

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Meanwhile, three Texans took the stage Monday night. Congressman Michael McCaul got a primetime spot. He was tapped by Trump to carry out the theme of day one, “Make America Safe Again.” The chair of the House Homeland Security Committee acknowledged the recent police shootings in his home state, saying “America stands with my hometown and we will never forget.”

Then he tore into Hillary Clinton’s record on national security and told the crowd, Trump will repair the damage she has done.

“A Trump administration will take on this fight and send a clear message to the Islamic terrorists, “you may have fired the first shot but rest assured, America will fire the last,” McCaul said to a cheering crowd.

Two other Texans took the stage Monday night. Former Governor Rick Perry introduced his friend and former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Both tried to make the pitch to veterans to get on board with Trump.

 

We also caught up with Perry one on one. He said he’d be open to serving in the Trump Administration.

Sen. John Cornyn has been less enthusiastic about Trump, but in our one on one interview he said “those of us who had other choices that we would have preferred need to get over it.”

Watch our full interviews here.