In an effort to stop Texas from passing a voter integrity bill Democrats are once again making a break for it.
About 58 Democratic state lawmakers from the Texas House of Representatives left Austin on two private jets chartered to Washington DC.
I thought there was a mask mandate on airplanes? 🧐 https://t.co/Y2rkP5XMZX
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 12, 2021
House Democrats had already stage one walkout preventing the election bill from being passed. As the session ended and with no Democrat in site it forced Republican to adjourn without passing the legislation. Texas law requires two thirds of the chamber to be present to conduct business. However, Abbott kept his promise and called a special session which began on July 8.
As soon as the session began lawmakers advanced House bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 both voter integrity bills. Republicans didn’t waive procedures held hearings and featured testimony from members of the public and floor votes are expected this week.
Democrats aren’t even close from being able to block the bills and are getting ready to flee however it could cost them.
Under the state’s constitution a special session can last up to 30 days and absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol. It seems Democrats who are disregarding the will of the people want to force a confrontation.
From NBC News:
Democrats expect state Republicans to ask the Department of Public Safety to track them down.
It seems Democrats are willing to tear this country apart instead of submitting to the will of the people.
Gov. Abbott says 58 Texas Democrat runaways WILL be arrested when they return to Austin after jetting to DC on chartered private jets to illegally stop vote on new state voting bills https://t.co/OLvs3y5RaL
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 13, 2021
Democrats attempted a similar stunt in 2003 when 50 liberal lawmakers fled to New Mexico before a couple of Democrats cam back so quorum could be reinstated.
What would be nice to know is who is paying for these private jets?
On top of that Press Secretary Jen Psaki started gaslighting the American people.
Jen Psaki says that “efforts to strip the right to vote” are “the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War.” pic.twitter.com/Rbap37FiDb
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 12, 2021