After Texas democrats deliberately fled the state in order to stop the passage of a voter integrity law, Texans have responded.
“The chamber approved asking law enforcement to arrest democrats who walked around to regain a quorum,” ABC13 reporter Nick Natario said. “Democrats also face other penalties, like losing leadership roles.”
At least 58 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives fled Texas and headed to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting laws through a special session of the legislature.
The new bills, House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 will add new ID requirements for mail-in voting and ban some early voting – floor votes on both bill were expected to take place this week, but Democrats are fleeing in private jets to block the measures.
The Democrats took a private plane — something most of their constituents can only dream of.
The Democrats brought their own booze — another perk for the elitist lawmakers.
And the Democrats are all maskless — something every American must wear on the plane.
The Texas State House of Representatives has voted to arrest the Democrat members who fled to Washington DC in an effort to block quorum for a legislative session containing bills they do not like. According to the WSJ, “Texas state House members voted 76-4 to send law enforcement to find and return absent Democrats “under warrant of arrest, if necessary.”
However, the Texas State Senate has enough remaining Democrats to conduct legislative business. “A Democratic senator who spoke on condition of anonymity said four Democrats plan to remain in Texas. With 21 senators needed to make quorum, and 18 Republicans in the upper chamber, that would provide more than enough senators to conduct business.” (link)
Meanwhile, the fleeing Texas Democrats hold a presser from DC.
ARREST WARRANT: If House democrats don’t return, they face being arrested. The chamber approved asking law enforcement to arrest democrats who walked around to regain a quorum. Democrats also face other penalties, like losing leadership roles. #txlege https://t.co/0iUwYPqDUZ pic.twitter.com/0KaRYjU6VO
— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) July 13, 2021