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WATCH: Texas Sergeant at Arms Delivers Arrest Warrants to 52 Democrats


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After bolting to the nation’s capital and failing to do their jobs, Texas Democrats are now being served arrest warrants.

The publicity stunt landed them in hot water for blocking a quorum during the special legislative session on an election integrity bill.

In addition to not performing their congressional duties, the Texas Democrats flaunted mask rules during their private flight to Washington D.C.

Several of them later tested positive for COVID-19 and created a scare for White House officials they met in D.C.

While many of the Democrats remain in D.C,. they’ll be in hot water upon their return to Texas.

In a vote of 80-12, the Texas House ordered the arrest of the absent Democrats.

And the arrest warrants are now being dished out to their offices.

Check it out:

CBS DFW reported:

The face-off between state republican leaders and Democratic legislators who are evading a second special session has reached a critical stage.

The Texas House voted Tuesday, August 10, to approve arresting the AWOL Democrats, some of whom have fled to Washington, D.C.

The vote in the House was 80-12 to issue warrants for absent Democrats.

It came only hours after the Texas Supreme Court cleared the way for the state to arrest and return legislators who are preventing a special session from securing a quorum.

Speaker Dade Phelan signed 52 civil arrest warrants Tuesday evening, which will be delivered to the House Sergeant-at-Arms Wednesday morning for service.

The move and other setbacks for Democrats put the protest over a GOP elections overhaul on unsteady ground a month after more than 50 of them bolted to Washington, D.C., in a dramatic show of unity to make Texas the front lines of a new national battle over voting rights.

Eric Cedillo is an SMU law professor who says it’s unlikely any of the Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C. could be apprehended unless they return to Texas.

“A few others have not actually returned to the chamber, but I believe are in Austin or around Austin so it’s those folks that probably have, if in fact Phelan decides to have a call to order which would allow for the arrest of those individuals who could be found in the state of Texas,” said Cedillo.

Only five Democrats are needed in the chamber to reach a quorum.

The Democrats have until Thursday, August 12, to file a response to the Texas Supreme Court decision.

Red Voice Media weighed in:

Well, things are really heating up in Texas with those 52 beer-swillin’ Dems who hopped on a private jet and flew the DC swamp and then infected a bunch of people with COVID.

Last night the Texas House Speaker signed the 52 warrants – for the 52 traitors – and delivered them to the House Sergeant at Arms.

The Texas Tribune reported that the 52 warrants represent all but 15 Democrats in the lower chamber. There were at least 11 present Tuesday. There were no additional new Democrats on the floor Tuesday after four returned a day earlier — and drew the wrath of some Democratic colleagues still in Washington, and prompted a renewed push inside the party to hold the line.

Earlier Tuesday, the House voted overwhelmingly to authorize law enforcement to track down lawmakers absent from the chamber.

That 80-12 vote came hours after the Texas Supreme Court ordered that those missing Democrats could soon be detained by state authorities. The order by the all-GOP court came at the request of Gov. Greg Abbott and Phelan, both of whom had asked the court Monday to overturn a ruling from a state district judge that blocked those leaders from ordering the arrest of the quorum-breaking Democrats.



 

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