Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is preparing to arrest the fleeing Texas democrats who left the state to avoid giving lawmakers there a quorum to hold a special session to address the proposed election overhaul.
These democrats are being lauded as heroes by many on the left and in the fake new media. Just imagine for one second though if this were republicans fleeing to avoid holding a vote on something like the green new deal. The left would be apoplectic.
But therein lies the difference. The left doesn’t come from a place of standards and consistency. They merely care about the here and now.
We republicans and those “on the right” should take note. Maybe it’s time we start beating the left at their own game.
It appears that is exactly what Governor Abbott intends to do!
The Epoch Times reported:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Democrat state legislators who left a special session to protest against a voting overhaul bill “will be arrested” when they return from Washington D.C.
The lawmakers on Monday announced that they left Texas to deny Republican lawmakers quorum to convene the special legislative session to consider an election overhaul in the state and confirmed they left on a charter flight to Washington. Members of the Democrat caucus staged a similar walkout on May 30 to block the election overhaul bill, which calls for limits on early and curbside voting, bans 24-hour voting centers, limits the usage of ballot drop-boxes, and other provisions.
Abbott, a Republican, told KVUE-TV that his office and the House speaker’s office have the power to arrest the lawmakers until they “get the job done.”
“There is something the governor can do. First of all, I’ll tell you what the House of Representatives can do. What the speaker can do is issue a call to have these members arrested,” Abbott said. “In addition to that, however, I can and I will continue to call a special session after special session after special session all the way up until election next year.”
Abbott said that the Democrats are “going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year.”
“As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done,” Abbott remarked.
“Everybody who has a job must show up to do that job, just like your viewers watching right now. State representatives have that same responsibility.”
The reason for the walkout, according to Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, is to prevent the bill from passing. Democrats have said the measure would place undue stress on minority voters, saying it would suppress their ability to cast ballots.
“After Abbott dragged lawmakers back to the Capitol for his suppression session,” Hinojosa said, “Democrats are fighting back with everything we’ve got.”
And their decision on Monday as a Texas state House committee on Sunday voted to advance a bill that would bring back a number of voting integrity-related proposals that didn’t pass during the previous session. Later on Sunday, Senate lawmakers advanced their version of the voting legislation in a committee vote.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 14, 2021
"This second walkout is a daring, but necessary move to preserve the freedom to vote in Texas: the freedom from which all other liberties emanate" – MOVE Texas Executive Director @_claudiayoli. #txlege https://t.co/bk2lsCxCqi
— MOVE Texas (@MOVE_texas) July 13, 2021
The democrats claim that this Texas voting bill somehow supresses some individuals ability to vote.
Despite this claim they have yet to provide any real evience to back up this claim.
Do you agree with the stunt being carried out by these elected wanna be social justice warriors from Texas?
Let me know in the comments below!