Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick hit back against the ultra-liberal city of Portland after it attempted to ban travel to Texas in response to the state’s ‘heartbeat’ law which is designed to protect unborn life.
As The Hill reports:
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) on Monday slammed Portland, Ore., as a “dumpster fire” over the city’s planned boycott of Texas over a recently enacted abortion ban.
The Portland City Council will vote Wednesday on whether to ban trading goods and services with The Lone Star State and barring state employee business travel as well.
The ban would stay in effect until the state of Texas withdraws the abortion ban or it gets overturned in court.
It’s comical that Portland mayor @tedwheeler is worried about Texas when his city defunded the police and he had to ask citizens to “take back the city.”
— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) September 5, 2021
Portland’s boycott comes as Texas has faced backlash over the abortion ban. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 last week to not take up an emergency challenge to block the bill.
Portland boycotting Texas is a complete joke. A city led by depraved officials allows lawlessness, putting their citizens in grave danger. A boycott will hurt them, not us. Texas’ economy is stronger than ever. We value babies and police, they don’t.
— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) September 6, 2021
Patrick’s comments come as Texas is beginning to face increased pressure from the far-left over its decision to protect unborn life.