Two cases in quick succession shows how politicization has broken Texas A&M
I'm a retired academic (PhD University of Houston, accounting), taught federal taxation mostly at the graduate level (more than 35 years) and was also an associate dean of a business school for more than 25 yrs. This type of behavior could affect any discipline as they are all linked, in one manner or another, to government policies. Business faculty frequently talk about laws, regulations and. policies including their personal opinions in these discussions. While tenured faculty should be alright, this behavior could also affect promotions, committee assignments, grants, teaching schedules, office space, and as you said, most definitely research. Any faculty in a discipline where demand exceeds supply will consider staying away from Texas and Florida and other Republican led states and this will affect those schools/colleges/universities for a long time. This is beyond hypocrisy, it's ignorance.