Joe Straus (R) is the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. But there’s a problem. A number of his fellow Republicans say that having elected a House with “Christian, conservative values” they need a “true Christian” running it. And since Straus is a Jew his shot at meeting that standard is not good. Abby Rapoport has the story in the Texas Observer.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.