Democrat Lawmakers Abandon Post to Get Drunk and Throw a Fit
Do you remember not too long ago when Texas Governor Greg Abbott withdrew funding for Democrat lawmakers in the state congress because they refused to do their jobs? Well, now we can see more of why he did it.
The worthless Texas Democrats has jumped the ship, boarded a private jet, and flew to Washington, D.C. to party instead of voting on new laws that will protect elections in Texas.
According to NBC News,
With Republican-backed voting bills moving rapidly through a special session of the state Legislature, Texas Democrats are planning to make a break for it — again.
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 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.
To block the currently pending legislation, the Democratic lawmakers would have to remain away through the end of the special session, which can last as many as 30 days under the state’s constitution.
These Democrats took a private plane, brought aboard a cooler full of beer, and none of them are wearing masks. Rebels with attitude.
ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. https://t.co/YOuOMb0A2m pic.twitter.com/abWoARvFIC
— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) July 12, 2021
So what can be done? Well, they can actually be compelled by law to come back, even being arrested, which is probably part of the reason why the fled the state like the worthless scum they are.
I like what one Twitter user said in response to this act of defiance,
“Everyone’s talking about how they’re not wearing masks on the plane but they’re ignoring the larger implications that lawmakers are literally in the process of doing whatever they can (outside of a debate of ideas) to make sure the people they disagree with don’t get their way”
Yet, Kamala Harris is applauding them for their “extraordinary courage”.
VP Kamala Harris shouts out Texas Democrats who walked out to prevent passage of a restrictive GOP voting bill:
“I applaud them standing for the rights of all Americans and all Texans to express their voice through their vote, unencumbered.” pic.twitter.com/qCNEXi3l3O
— The Recount (@therecount) July 12, 2021