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Democratic lawmakers in Texas are now reportedly planning on fleeing the state in an attempt to scuttle legislation which would crack down on potential voter fraud in the state.

As NBC News reports:


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 majority of the members plan to fly to Washington, D.C., on two private jets chartered for the occasion and use the time there to rally support for federal voting legislation, the source said. Others will make their own way.

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.

House Democrats already staged one successful walkout to defeat election legislation prioritized by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Members quietly left the House floor in the final minutes of the regular legislative session that ended in May, breaking quorum and forcing Republicans to adjourn without passing the key agenda item. But that victory was always likely to be short-lived, as Republicans control both legislative chambers. Abbott kept his vow to call a special session, which began July 8.

As the article notes the Democrat plan is technically illegal and the lawmakers risk arrest by shirking their elected duties in such a fashion.




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Beverly Ross
Beverly Ross
1 year ago

Halt those planes and arrest them! Take them directly to the chamber!

Bug D
Bug D
1 year ago
Reply to  Beverly Ross

Yes….the gas chamber………

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Beverly Ross

Voter Fraud is a crime, and those who commit this crime should be locked up. They should first be tried in a court of law, though, and given every opportunity to present a defense. Once the gavel falls on their conviction, they should be punished severely for sabotaging our nation and our democratic process.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

Abiding by laws mean nothing to commiecrats. The end justifies the means

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

We watched that poor conservative activist enduring an unholy beating on the Berkeley campus. That was not only assault, but assault with Great Bodily Harm. I haven’t seen where the perpetrator was even arrested, much less convicted of that crime, despite the overwhelming evidence. Liberals actually believe they’re above the law, but, as we’re beginning to notice, they know they will not be immune from ‘lead’ poisoning, once they’ve crossed a certain line….

GAFFIN OBIDEN
GAFFIN OBIDEN
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

Notice Limps only attack in gangs. Slimy cowards all!

al finnell
al finnell
1 year ago

Dem is CATHOLIC. CATHOLICS have no scruples. Look at Biden, Pelosi, Cuomo, and see the proof.

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 year ago
Reply to  al finnell

Regardless of what you think of Catholicism, those individuals represent the Catholic Church about as much as Mitt Romney and the other RINOs represent the Republican Party.

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Common Sense

My only hope is that this person will need assistance from one of the Catholic Charities. There are Catholics who represent the true spirit of sacrifice and concern for people in distress.

r w
r w
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

None of those you speak of can possibly be DemocRATS!

vladimir
vladimir
1 year ago
Reply to  al finnell

They have no scruples just like the globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep and globalist puppet, illegal criminal invader voters .

nancyreyes364@gmail.com
1 year ago
Reply to  al finnell

The leftists demonRATS are criminals, the most corrupt scumbag rotten politicians from Clinton, Bushes & fake Barack.!!! The older Bush was really bad too.!!! These scumbag rotten politicians should all be removed.!!! Both establishments are almost the same, there are worse republicans and very few are good ones.!!! Remember all these scumbag career politicians are members of the Deep state – the Swamp.!!! People should start electing an outsider like Trump, not a career politician not a government worker.!!! These scumbags are forgetting they’re working for us, not against us.!!! We the People are their bosses, we are paying their salaries.!!!

Yota Crawler
Yota Crawler
1 year ago

H.W. and crooked McCain were both tride by military tribunal, found guilty and put to death for treason! The rest of these scumbags deserve that too, both democrat and republican. This includes Pence.

LaJo
LaJo
1 year ago

Absolutely agree…that’s why they hate Trump….he’s not “one of them”…he’s not on the dole…he’s upsetting their political globist plan….

joe
joe
1 year ago

Texas Rangers, please round the dogie Democraps up!