Texas State Senator Needles Mainstream Media

Konni Burton
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On Tuesday, Texas Senator and conservative powerhouse Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) announced via Twitter that Texans for Fiscal Responsibility had named her “Taxpayer Champion.”

The group announced:

Today Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) was named a Taxpayer Champion by Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, publishers of the well respected, biannual Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility commented on Senator Burton’s award stating, “When it came to defending liberty and advancing pro-taxpayer reforms in the 2015 legislative session, State Sen. Konni Burton stood out in the Texas Senate. Konni Burton proved herself to be a taxpayer champion working tirelessly for the best interest of the people of Texas.”

“I am thrilled to be named a Taxpayer Champion by TFR/Empower Texans”, stated Senator Burton. “As I said over and over on the campaign trail, I will go down to Austin to defend and be a voice for the taxpayers of District 10. I’m proud that TFR’s comprehensive fiscal index shows that I did just that. I look forward to continuing to work for the taxpayers in the 85th session as well, where I will once again put their interests first.”

Almost immediately after revealing the news, Burton followed up with multiple tweets, wanting to prove a point:

After waiting a few minutes, Burton tweeted:

Sarcasm was ever-present, showing Burton’s casual attitude:

Next on her list was Texas Tribune CEO, @evanasmith:

Sen. Burton let the bait sit, awaiting for a response from Smith. The Texas Tribune CEO tweeted back, with plenty to say of his own:

Once the point she intended to make was crystal clear, Burton signed off with a parting hashtag, #tooeasy:


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