You might hear chants of LOCK THEM UP when these Democrats who fled Texas on a private jet to deprive Legislature of a quorum, putting a dent in the GOP effort to pass an elections bill.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott scolded the Democrats who took off to Washington DC, instead of doing their job, and suggested that once they return they CAN be arrested, and according to Abbott’s words this week – they WILL be arrested.
I guess the fleeing Democrats can add an arrest to their resume if they keep acting like circus clowns instead of doing their job.
As reported on Fox News:
Abbott appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.
“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.
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The bill is designed to give elections more security, as believed by the Republicans. But of course, the Democrats disagree and pretend it would suppress minority voters.
So basically, the Democrats lost the argument and yelled RACIST like they often do.
Fox News continued, saying this isn’t the first time Democrats pulled some shenanigans with a walkout.
The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate.
“We have special sessions that last 30 days,” Abbott said. “And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
Democrats said their mind won’t be changed. OK, well if the Democrats had a good argument or idea to begin with, then there would be more of a compromise.
But like many times, the Democrats just accuse Republicans of being racist instead of actually working towards an answer.
Shouldn’t everyone want more secure elections?