TX-32 in the north Dallas suburbs flipped blue in 2018 when a mealy-mouthed, low-key, establishment New Dem, Colin Allred, beat GOP power monger Pete Sessions. It's a rapidly changing area. In 2012 the dependably red district voted for Romney over Obama, 57.0% to 41.5%. 4 years later Hillary edged Trump 48.5% to 46.6%. Seeing which way the wind was blowing, the DCCC ran the meaningless Allred-- who out-spent progressive Lillian Salerno in the primary-- in 2018, who ousted Sessions 144,067 (52.3%) to 126,101 (45.8%). Allred accomplished absolutely zero in Congress and was reelected in November 51.9% to 45.9%, coating on Biden's coattails. Biden beat Trump in the district by over 10 points-- 54.4% to 44.0%.
The comfortably affluent city of Richardson is one of the population hubs of the district (over 120,000 people), straddling Dallas and Collin counties and home to UT, Dallas and the Texas Telecom Corridor that includes AT&T, Cisco, Verizon, Raytheon, Samsung, ZTE, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, etc. And the insurance indutsry is an even bigger employer there. It's a racially diverse city with Dallas' Chinatown and large communities of Indians and Vietnamese. This kind of rapidly changing environment produces deranged sociopaths like Garret Miller, the 34 year old Richardson Trump supporter arrested a few days ago for breaking into the Capitol after boasting on social media he would murder AOC.
He was one of many insurrectionists who posted an incriminating selfie of himself inside the Capitol. The FBI has taken note for his threat to assassinate AOC and he's likely to go to prison. Before being arrested, Miller also threatened to murder the policeman who shot one of the other insurrectionists. Miller's lawyer said his client’s "social media comments reflect very ill-considered political hyperbole in very divided times and will certainly not be repeated in the future... Mr. Miller regrets the acts he took in a misguided effort to show his support for former President Trump. He has the full support of his family and has always been a law-abiding citizen."
Yes, always a law abiding citizen until he tried to assassinate one of the most important political leaders in America in that "misguided effort to show his support" for a contemptible fascist. They both belong in prison. Trump doesn't seem to imagine he is vulnerable. Today's Daily Mail reported that he's plotting revenge against his enemies in the Republican Party-- probably an ill-conceived notion when he is completely dependent on Republican support to keep him from being convicted in next month's impeachment trial. He's threatening to start a new extreme right "Patriot Party" which will make the GOP a third-wheel, Whig party, and has already drafted an enemies list of Republicans he will finance primaries against, including Liz Cheney (R-WY), Tom Rice (R-SC), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R). Trump is already being credited with having driven Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) out of contention for next year's U.S. Senate race.
On Thursday, when CNN's Chris Cuomo asked her why she was at Hunt's Point supporting striking workers instead of going to Biden's inauguration, she talked about how "a lot of members still don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress." Cuomo seemed shocked and asked her if she really thought another member of Congress might try to kill her. Probably referring to Andy Harris (R-MD) but could have as easily been referring to Lauren Boebert (Q-CO), Mad Cawthorn (Nazi-NC) or Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA), she responded that "One just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House... Why does a member of Congress need to sneak a gun onto the House floor?... The moment you bring a gun onto the House floor, in violation of rules, you put everyone around you in danger. It is irresponsible. It is reckless... It is absolutely outrageous that we even have to have this conversation."