Another Win for Texas Governor Greg Abbott That the Democrats HATE
Yesterday, we reported a big win in Texas as the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Democrats who fled the state so they wouldn’t have to vote on an election integrity bill that they don’t like could be arrested.
Governor Greg Abbott threatened to have them arrested upon their return because they violated the law. That’s when a no-good Democrat judge signed a restraining order that would prevent Gov. Abbott from doing any such thing.
“The order, signed by Travis County State District Judge Brad Urrutia, keeps Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan from ‘issuing any warrant or other instrument’ and ‘detaining, confining, or otherwise restricting a Texas House Democrat’s movement without his or her consent,’” according to CNN. The order also restricts law enforcement officers from arresting the “quorum-busting” Dems.
But that all changed thanks to the Texas Supreme Court.
The court overturned that measure which temporarily blocks the state district judge’s restraining order that prevented the arrest of the AWOL Democrats.
You may recall that Gov. Abbott also froze their pay. This is the only logical thing to do in my opinion because they’re refusing to do their job. They’ve essentially quit.
Now think about this for about half of a second. If you decided to stop showing up for your job, what would happen? You would get fired and you would not continue to get paid. You wouldn’t even be able to file for unemployment in most states (if not all) because you willingly gave up your job and therefore your paycheck.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled:
“While in the District of Columbia, Democratic House members have met with members of the Biden administration and Congress to urge passage of federal legislation on voting and have held public meetings to draw attention to their cause. They have publicly stated that the importance of defeating the Republican-supported elections bill justified their departure from Texas and breaking quorum even though it also prevented the Texas House from restoring Article X funding. They have not returned to the House to allow it to continue the business. The Republican House members, for their part, have insisted that the House pass the elections bill and perhaps other legislative priorities before addressing Article X funding. The special session expired on August 6.”
“These public statements and events make it clear that the subject of the petition for writ of mandamus — the lack of Article X funding for the Legislature — continues to exist not because of a dispute between the Governor and the Legislature, nor even because of one between the Governor and a minority of House members. Rather, the principal dispute is among the members of the Legislature.”
Democrats want their money, but the Texas Supreme Court said, “No way, Jose.” They don’t deserve free money. The people of Texas didn’t elect them so they can get a paycheck for fleeing the state when things don’t go their way.