Dustin Burrows

Hometown Prosecutor Joins Probe into Bribery Allegations Against Texas House Speaker

The Brazoria County, Texas, district attorney reportedly joined the investigation into allegations made against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen regarding a June meeting with political activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. Brazoria County is Speaker Bonnen’s home and under a new Texas law, would be responsible for investigating and prosecuting any potential criminal case against him.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (AP File Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Rangers to Investigate Bribery Allegations Against House Speaker, GOP Caucus Chair

The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted to request an investigation into allegations made against the Speaker of the House and the Republican Caucus Chairman. The accusations stem from a June 12 meeting in the Capitol where the House Speaker and Republican Caucus chairman allegedly made a quid pro quo offer to an activist in exchange for political action against fellow House members.

Texas House General Investigating Committee hearing on the matter of bribery allegations against Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Chairman Dustin Burrows. (House Video Screenshot)