Stockman sues Cornyn super PAC for false statements

Stockman sues Cornyn super PAC for false statements

HOUSTON - Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name "Texans for a Conservative Majority."

The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been "jailed more than once," was "charged with a felony" and "violated federal ethics laws," all of which are false statements.

The website even falsifies Stockman's voting record, falsely telling voters Stockman voted against a food stamp reform bill (2013 House Roll Call Vote 476) when Stockman, in fact, voted for it.  The group continues to promote that statement online, even though they have been provided with the official Congressional Record showing it to be false.

The group is run by former Cornyn staffer Randy Cubriel and funded by a $2 million check from the late Robert Perry, a $185,000 donor to Cornyn and advocate for illegal alien amnesty.  In TV station records for its ad buys, the group lists Karl Rove's Warrenton, Virginia address.

Stockman released the following statement.

"Today I have filed suit for libel in Houston's 344th District Court against the attack group that misleadingly calls itself 'Texans for a Conservative Majority.

"The operators of this big money PAC, who are supporters of John Cornyn, set it up for the sole purpose of a smear campaign all too familiar to American voters.  Then, they hide behind the PAC they set up.

"This time, these Cornyn supporters have gone too far.  And I'm sure that John Cornyn would agree.

"The Cornyn supporters have committed libel per se against me, falsely and maliciously accusing me of a felony.  Of course, I have never been charged with or committed any such act, and these anonymous Cornyn supporters know it.  As a sitting member of the United States Congress, I find it unconscionable that another member's supporters would make such reckless, malicious and false allegations.

"By law, Senator Cornyn cannot authorize nor coordinate his campaign activities with the PAC.  I therefore call upon Senator Cornyn to publicly denounce the defamatory tactics of his supporters who are hiding behind Texans for a Conservative Majority.

"Voters are entitled to more from their elected officials than secretive smear-campaigners who operate PACs.  It's time that men like John Cornyn join with me in condemning reckless and malicious defamation by misleadingly-named groups like Texans for a Conservative Majority."

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