The month of June brings an important remembrance, that of Juneteenth. Freedom Day. It is the day when African American Texans learned that they were free on June 18, 1865.
Republicans are rightfully noting the special day. It was Texas Democrats that resisted the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln earlier, on September 22, 1862.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Sen. Cornyn is sponsoring a Senate resolution that recognizes the historic significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas in 1865.
“I join with all Texans in celebrating Juneteenth, an observance that began in our state, to commemorate the emancipation of all slaves in the United States.
“As we mark this historic day, let us pay tribute to all the men and women who have fought and sacrificed to defend our values and ensure our freedom.”
And, I saved the best one for last. This is Louisiana's newest converted Republican State Senator Elbert Guillory: