Texas Democrats stooped to a new low and decided instead of voting on a new election integrity bill they were going to flee to Washington D.C.
Of course, they brought beer with them just to show how serious they were!
So instead of showing up to work for the constituents that elected them and pay their salaries, Texas Democrats grabbed some Miller Lites and hopped on a flight to DC pic.twitter.com/EHEdeX9lTS
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 12, 2021
At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives are expected to bolt from Austin on Monday in an effort to block the measures from advancing, a source familiar with the plans told NBC News. The unusual move, akin to what Democrats did in 2003, would paralyze the chamber, stopping business until the lawmakers return to town or the session ends.
The majority of the members plan to fly to Washington, D.C., on two private jets chartered for the occasion and use the time there to rally support for federal voting legislation, the source said. Others will make their own way.
The lawmakers risk arrest in taking flight. Under the Texas Constitution, the Legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers be present to conduct state business in either chamber. Absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol, and the source said Democrats expect state Republicans to ask the Department of Public Safety to track them down.
Now, we have this.
Texas Governor Abbott has responded:
Texas Democrats' decision to break a quorum of the #txlege inflicts harm on the Texans who elected them to serve.
As they fly across the country on cushy private planes, they leave undone issues that can help their districts & our state.
It's time to get back to work. pic.twitter.com/XE8VcgOFhs
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 12, 2021
Democrats are a disgrace.
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