Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) vowed to arrest the House Democrats who fled the state in an attempt to block Republican-backed voting reform bills.
“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 told KVUE on Tuesday.
“If they do not return to work, they risk losing their jobs as state representatives for not showing up.”
Abbott added that he’ll “continue to call special session after special session” until the 2022 midterm elections to compel the Democrats to do their jobs.
“So if these people want to be hanging out wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year,” he said.
Soon after, the House quickly established that it lacked the two-thirds quorum required to do business, with only 80 of 150 members participating.
The Texas House then voted 76-4 to regain the quorum by authorizing the Sergeant-of-Arms to arrest the absent House Democrats who took off for Washington D.C. on Monday.
Meanwhile, the more than 50 House Democrats made absolute fools of themselves during their stunt to leave Texas on Monday, photographed with a case of beer and no masks on their privately-chartered flight paid for by the taxpayer.
Once in Washington, the Democrats couldn’t find anything else to do except sing the civil rights hymn “We Shall Overcome” in front of the fawning liberal media.
The major voting bills in question, House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1, would ban drive-thru voting, add new voter ID requirements to absentee ballots and prohibit local elections officials from proactively sending mail-in ballot applications to voters, all measures that would limit the possibility of fraud.
Texas Democrats amongst nationwide efforts are clearly playing to win no matter what the tool is scam it is they have to pull to get their way.