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Gov. Abbott: 58 Texas House Democrats “WILL” Be Arrested


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You know what they say…

Don’t mess with Texas!

Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed that 58 House Democrats “WILL” be arrested when they return to the State of Texas?

Why?

Apparently, for obstruction.

These House Democrats FLED the state on a private jet.

Their goal?

They wanted to block a vote by House Republicans.

Now… think about this…

Democrats are supposedly against climate change… yet they flew on a private jet.

They blame Republicans for obstruction, yet THEY are the ones who fled the state to stop a vote.

It appears that Democrats blame Republicans for everything that the left is actually doing.

More details on this breaking news below:

If “lock her up” was the slogan for 2016, “lock them up” is the slogan for 2021!

Greg Abbott is sending a clear message!

Any attempt to circumvent election integrity will be punished according to the law!

What does this have to do with election integrity?

Well, the 58 House Democrats fled to avoid voting on a bill that ensures election integrity.

Per the Daily Mail:

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott on Monday night has described state Democrats who fled to Washington DC to prevent a vote as ‘quitters’ who were ‘un-Texan’ in running from a fight, and said they will be arrested on their return.

At least 58 Democrats left Austin to avoid the vote on election bills, touching down in Washington D.C. on Monday evening in two private jets – chartered at a cost of $100,000.

They fled to break the quorum of two-thirds lawmakers being present in the House to prevent a vote on two bills which would add new identification requirements for mail voting; ban some early voting options; and create new criminal penalties for breaking election code, while empowering partisan poll watchers.

The measures would ban several election programs implemented last year to help people vote during the coronavirus pandemic, including drive-through voting and 24-hour and late-night voting.

Voting rights advocates noted that voters of color used these programs disproportionately.

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the state, said they were facing arrest on their return.

‘That’s why they fled the state,’ he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.

‘Once they step back into the state of Texas, they will be arrested and brought to the Texas capital and we will be conducting business.’

They would be arrested under a procedure known as ‘a call of the House’, which allows law enforcement to track down lawmakers who have already fled the chamber.

Dustin Burrows, chair of the House calendar committee, told The Texas Tribune: ‘It’s a sad commentary that we may have to utilize a procedural rule to try and force most of the Democrats to show up to do the job they were elected to do.’

He said that ‘unfortunately, the siren call of social media fame and fundraising’ had lured Democrats to D.C.

Abbott was equally scathing of the runaway Democrats.

‘Isn’t that the most un-Texan thing you have ever heard? Texans running from a fight?’ he said.

‘They are quitters. It’s like during a football game or baseball game taking their equipment when they are way behind and just leaving the field.

‘That is not the way that Texans do things.’

The Democrats’ departure paralyzed the Texas state house as the legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers be present to conduct business.

It’s also akin to a move Democrats used in 2003 when they fled to neighboring Oklahoma to block Republicans’ plan to redraw the state’s congressional districts.

IF and WHEN this happens, this will be a major news story.

FINALLY, a Republican will stand up to corrupt and hypocritical Democrats.

Guess how much the chartered private jets cost?

$100,000.

EACH.

Talk about a misuse and abuse of taxpayer money!

The Guardian also confirms Abbott’s threat:

Texas’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott, has vowed to arrest Democrat lawmakers who have fled the state in an attempt to stop an overhaul of election laws that they say damages the right to vote, especially for communities of color.

Private planes carrying more than 50 Democrats left Austin for Washington DC on Monday, skipping town just days before the Texas house of representatives was expected to give early approval to sweeping new voting restrictions in a special legislative session.

The move denied the Republican-led legislature a quorum, leaving it with too few lawmakers in attendance to conduct business. That means it could not, at least for now, vote on the bill.

Even though Democrats cannot stop the Republican legislation, bringing the legislature to a halt might give them some kind of leverage in negotiating over the bills, as the Guardian previously reported. Walking out also signals to constituents how far Democrats are willing to go to try to stop Republican efforts to make it harder to vote.

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 Texas bills would outlaw 24-hour polling places, ban ballot drop boxes used to deposit mail ballots and empower partisan poll watchers.

The measures are part of a Republican drive across America rush to enact new voting restrictions in response to former president Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. More than a dozen states this year have passed tougher election laws but only in Texas have Democrats put up this kind of fight.

Dear Republican Governors, please take note!

This is EXACTLY how you deal with corrupt leftists!



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