You know what they say about karma…
Well, karma came hard and strong for Texas Democrats.
Three of the Texas fugitives have now tested positive for COVID-19.
And here’s the crazy thing:
All 3 of those Texas Democrats have been vaccinated.
As in, they received the double-shot.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, Texas House Democrats fled the state of Texas.
They were attempting to obstruct the rule of law.
They left the state to prevent quorum, so they could block a vote ensuring election integrity.
These Texas Democrats flew to DC on a private jet.
And just look at this hypocrisy:
None of the Texas Democrats were wearing masks on the plane!
I’m glad to see these Texas Democrat lawmakers are supportive of my legislation to make masks optional on airplanes. https://t.co/VCfY0DSX7I
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 12, 2021
Major update: It's *worse* than we thought.🔻https://t.co/BeDEsfjR4J
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 17, 2021
Texas Democrats break federal law by not wearing masks on flight. What airline allowed these lawmakers to violate federal mask law? Why are they not banned from future flights? https://t.co/1sI8cuaYmV
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 13, 2021
No wonder the governor of Texas announced that he would arrest the Democrats the moment they set foot back into the state.
If you think about it…
These Texas House Democrats are really just fugitives hiding from the state of Texas!
USA Today confirms:
Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.
They’re among nearly 60 lawmakers who fled the state Monday to break quorum in the House, part of an effort to block the passage of a GOP-led elections bill. Most members are staying in the same hotel.
One member found out about their positive test result late Friday evening, but they do not have symptoms, caucus officials said. All House lawmakers were alerted and received a rapid test immediately following the member’s positive result.
Two additional members tested positive in a rapid test Saturday morning and one has mild symptoms, the caucus said.
The three who have tested positive on the rapid tests will receive a PCR coronavirus test, a more sensitive and accurate version of a COVID-19 test. The positive members will isolate for 10 days.
The three members are vaccinated. The caucus did not release their names.
There was a notable increase in the use of face coverings among lawmakers and Democratic staffers at their hotel Saturday morning. Since members arrived late Monday, masks have been used sparingly as they moved through the lobby and held meetings around the city.
The delta variant, a highly contagious mutation of the coronavirus, has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States. On Thursday, Travis County slid back to tightened restrictions after four cases of the variant were confirmed in the Austin area.
Unvaccinated people remain most at risk of contracting the coronavirus and having a more serious illness. All Texas House Democrats have been vaccinated, the caucus said.
Rep. Donna Howard of Austin is a former critical care nurse and consulted a public health physician to determine safety protocols for Democrats on the ground in Washington.
She said lawmakers have followed CDC guidelines throughout their trip – which state that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing unless required by law or private regulation – and they continue to follow public health guidelines now that three positive cases have emerged within their ranks.
“We have been following CDC guidelines and what we are seeing from this is that, as we’ve been told, the delta variant is more highly contagious, and can actually infect people who are fully vaccinated,” Howard said in an interview. “The good news is that you shouldn’t have much of a problem, even if you test positive, if you’re vaccinated. It also reminds us why it’s so critically important that everyone gets the vaccination.”
Keep in mind…
If Republicans pulled this stunt, the media would be all over the story.
If three Republicans tested positive for COVID, the media would be all over this story.
But we all know the media is trying to protect the Democrat party.
So we urge you to SHARE this article so that people know the truth about the hypocrisy and lies of the left!
— Jasper Scherer (@jaspscherer) July 17, 2021
🚨REMINDER: Texas Democrats met with Senator Schumer & Kamala Harris. 10 days of isolation?
Oh! And Texas Democrats are LITERALLY killing people. pic.twitter.com/gY9Tz0ZGJv
— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) July 17, 2021
It is unclear when these Democrat fugitives intend on returning to Texas.
Those who tested positive will have to quarantine, of course.
But what about the rest of them?
The local Texas Tribune has more details on the situation:
Three Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Texas House Democratic Caucus.
The three lawmakers are among House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to stave off GOP priority voting bills during the special legislative session. The three members who tested positive all have been fully vaccinated, which helps protect against severe illness.
On Friday night, one member tested positive for the coronavirus and immediately alerted colleagues, who, in addition to staff members, took rapid tests. On Saturday morning, two additional members tested positive after taking rapid tests. The Democratic caucus did not identify the members who tested positive. The cases were first reported by the Austin American-Statesman.
In a statement, Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, the caucus chair, said the caucus is adhering to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and following protocols. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and they are showing no symptoms. Also, if traveling in the United States, fully vaccinated people do not need to get tested or self-quarantine before or after travel.
“This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions,” Turner said. “We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work.”
A small percentage of vaccine breakthrough cases, in which a fully vaccinated person tests positive for the coronavirus, have been expected, according to the CDC, but they are rare and do not discount the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
The number of average coronavirus cases reported in Texas each day in the last week has increased by almost a 1,000 cases compared with the average a week ago, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Hospitalizations have also increased, and as of July 14, more than 2,500 Texans were hospitalized. On Saturday, the state hit a positivity rate of more than 10%. The positivity rate measures how prevalent the virus is in Texas based on positive test results.
The highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has raised the alarm of some health experts. At least three cases from a recent outbreak at a Houston-area church camp have been confirmed to be the delta variant.
In recent days, Republican lawmakers, who have criticized House Democrats’ move to break quorum, have urged their colleagues to return to the Capitol before the current special session ends Aug. 6. More than 51 Democrats left the state last week, leaving the House without the minimum number of lawmakers required to conduct business. However, a handful of Democrats have remained adamant that they don’t plan on returning to the state any time soon.
In a statement on Saturday, House Speaker Dade Phelan wrote on Twitter that he extended his “prayers for safety and health” to Democratic caucus members.
So what do you think?
Is this karma for the Democrats’ disrespectful actions?
Or is this just part of the normal spread of the pandemic?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Three Texas Democrats tested positive for COVID-19 after this week's walkout. The House Democratic Caucus did not release their names.
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) July 17, 2021