In 2016, in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, as well as in 2022, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” published its profiles of Matt Krause, from the Texas House of Representatives for District 93, and first won office in 2012. Prior to running for office, Krause, now still only 36 at the time of his writing, was a lawyer for the Liberty Counsel in 2011, which the Southern Poverty Law Center currently classifies as an anti-gay hate group. The first bit of extremism Krause was involved with came a few months into his first term in May 2013, when he filed the "Come and Take It" firearms bill, a Texas gun nut's wet dream where state money would be held from any law enforcement agency that worked with federal agents to enforce any gun laws enacted by Congress, insisting that this attempt at using financing to nullify federal law was not, in fact, a nullification law because it acknowledges the federal government has the authority to regulate firearms. By the summer of 2013, as Texas Republicans introduced the rigid anti-abortion law SB 5, Krause not only voted for it, but followed it up by co-sponsoring HB 2, a ban on abortion at 20 weeks that would also further restrict Texas abortion facilities. He also claims that the female protesters who rallied around Wendy Davis as he remembers them as devil-worshippers giving a "Satanic Salute".
Krause was interviewed by noted serial molester, adulterer, and Family Research Council personality Josh Duggar at a panel at the Voter Values Summit from November 2013, where they re-wrote history by boasting of their fight as a noble battle "for Civil liberties against the ACLU", by Christian politicians against hordes of Satanists. The fact that he expressed his interest in passing an abortion heartbeat bill in the interview isn't much more reassuring, nor is his sponsorship over a bill to keep brain dead women who are pregnant on life support, regardless of the family's wishes or if the unborn child was even viable. In August 2014, he was one of 63 Texas legislators who signed a legal brief opposing same sex marriage that linked it to incest and polygamy. You might look and that and say, "Big deal. It's bad, but 62 other people did it." True... but Matt Krause didn't stop there. A month later he spoke at TribFest, an event at the University of Texas at Austin where he discussed same sex marriage, and claimed it had a proven link to mental illness, suicide, and even causing malignant tumors. The crowd, being from Austin, the liberal bastion within Texas, mocked him with laughter, as such a statement deserves to be. When asked by a journalist after this meeting to be given a copy of the medical study he cited, Krause could not, of course (because it doesn't apparently exist).
Not surprisingly, he has also proposed an amendment to the Texas state constitution that amounted to a "religious freedom" law that would allow the legal discrimination of gays based on religious faith. As disastrous as the result was when Indiana and North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislatures attempting the same thing around the time, what with boycotts being announced, Krause suggested his idea anyway, and in his defense of his plan, argued in favor of the religious freedom law by asking, "Should a Jewish bakery have to bake a cake for a Neo-Nazi convention coming to town?" Considering how pro-choice activists are Satanists in Krause's mind, it should come as little surprise that he would compare people seeking a same sex marriage to Neo-Nazis. When his amendment idea went nowhere, he instead settled for co-sponsoring SB 2065, a bill that would authorize religious organizations to be able to deny marriage services. In 2017, upon returning to the Texas legislature for a new term, Krause sponsored legislation to attempt to outlaw no-fault divorce in Texas to preserve the institution of marriage. His quote was, “Some people say I’m trying to take relationships back to the 19th century. I’m not trying that at all.” We almost believe him. He'd probably like to return to the 16th centuries or earlier, if he had his way, when women were strictly property. He spent most of 2018 trying to prevent gay adoption, gay marriage, and transgender bathroom use, because he’s an anti-LGBTQ twit.
In 2019, Krause continued trying to legalize gay legislation, sponsoring what was referred to as the “Save Chik-Fil-A Bill”. He continues to insist his efforts are not a concentrated effort to discriminate against gay people, because of course he does.Matt Krause, in spite of being a deranged fanatic, and still believes there’s no time like the present to waste taxpayers’ time in the legislature with “religious freedom” legislation to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage and try to keep transgender citizens out of public restrooms. He was eventually named the Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Investigating… which normally would be a fun thing for someone looking to create bogus investigations into Planned Parenthood to grab some headlines with witch hunts to raise their profile for statewide office… but that’s not what the people of Texas want right now. His Twitter feed has been a non-stop barrage of constituents demanding investigations into corrupt Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, and people demanding answers for how a snowstorm managed to cripple the entire state’s power grid and leave people getting electric bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. He’s getting hammered day in and day out, and if he doesn’t address the failures of his party in governing when they’re this egregious, that narrow window he has to keep staying in office is possibly going to shut on him real quick.
Going into the 2021 mid-terms, Matt Krause thought he’d score points with voters by making a list of 850 books to remove from view that might give someone a better understanding of sexuality, racism, or U.S. history, scream “Critical race theory!” and let the votes roll in. He figured that would make him a shoe-in to become the next Attorney General of Texas, or perhaps just the District Attorney of Tarrant County, but lost in the GOP Primary in both races.
He is now out of office, and we would like to wish him our deepest “GOOD RIDDANCE!” salutes at this time.
One Year Ago, March 13th, 2022: Matt Krause (TX)… 2022 Update
Two Years Ago, March 13th, 2021: Matt Krause (TX)… 2021 Update
Three Years Ago, March 13th, 2020: Matt Krause (TX)… 2020 Update
Four Years Ago, March 13th, 2019: Matt Krause (TX)… 2019 Update
Five Years Ago, March 13th, 2018: Matt Krause (TX)… 2018 Update
Six Years Ago, March 13th, 2017: Matt Krause (TX)… 2017 Update
Seven Years Ago. March 13th, 2016: Matt Krause (TX)… Original Profile
Eight Years Ago: March 13th, 2015: Dwayne Stovall (TX)