During the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival in downtown Austin, 2020 presidential candidates, policymakers, media superstars, best-selling authors and everyday citizens in the trenches will join with thousands of Texans to discuss big-picture solutions to the most pressing policy issues facing our state and our nation. Here's a look at the Tribune's coverage of the three-day event.
"Let us be prayerful. Let us be solemn. Let us try not to make it further divisive," Pelosi said at The Texas Tribune Festival. "But we cannot ignore our oath of office to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic."
National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Tom Emmer called the Democrats socialists; Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Cheri Bustos read from the transcript of Donald Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president in a heated Texas Tribune Festival panel.
Hurd also discussed a whistleblower's complaint about Donald Trump — and whether its contents support a Democratic push to impeach the president. “I think that’s a premature conversation to have," he said.
The ninth annual Texas Tribune Festival couldn't be happening at a more newsworthy time. This year's event features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a slate of presidential candidates and more.