Democrats love to pay public homage to the idea of “bipartisanship.”
But they rarely ever actually reach across the aisle to get anything done.
And now these Democrats may end up in jail after pulling one stunt to waste taxpayer dollars.
Earlier this month, Texas Republicans were all but totally prepared to pass an election integrity bill to help curb fraud and increase security of our election systems.
But there was one thing they couldn’t have predicted.
When Texas House Democrats saw the writing on the wall that the Republicans had the votes in the legislature to send the bill to Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s desk, they pulled an unthinkable stunt.
More than 50 Texas House Democrats fled the state, flying to Washington, D.C., knowing that the Republicans would no longer have the numbers required to call a quorum.
And now, ironically, it is Texas Democrats who are suppressing votes.
In the meantime, the Lone Star State’s Senate voted 18-4 to pass the bill, but with the House vote in limbo, it’s unsure when the bill will end up making its way to Governor Abbott.
Needless to say, Abbott isn’t happy.
In fact, Greg Abbott has even said that as soon as the Democrat House members inevitably return to the state, they will be arrested.
The Guardian reports:
In response Abbott told an Austin television station he would simply keep calling special sessions of the legislature through next year if necessary, and raised the possibility of Democrats facing arrest upon returning home.
“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 said.
The cross-country exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate.
The stunt is a peculiar one from the Texas Democrats.
The average American is reading this story plastered all over the news and seeing it for what it really is: politicians throwing a fit for not getting their way and disrupting Democracy.
This is what the Texas Democrats are getting paid taxpayer dollars to do. They’re refusing to do their jobs so they flee the state because they’ve all but lost and are in a corner they can’t get out of.
The weirdest part of this whole situation has to be the Texas Democrats horribly singing “We Shall Overcome” after arriving in Washington, D.C.
** WARNING: EXTREMELY POOR SINGING AND MAXIMUM LEVELS OF CRINGE **
WATCH: Texas Democrats sing "We Shall Overcome" on Capitol Hill after leaving the Lone State State in bid to block state Republicans' push to revise the election and voting laws. https://t.co/WgvdkCWtv3 pic.twitter.com/nKggXJbYZg
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 13, 2021
Maybe these Democrats have another trick up their sleeve that actually sticks.
Because if they don’t, Texans aren’t going to take too kindly to these antics.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.