Democrats sure love to judge others when they don’t wear masks — especially on flights. But when Texas Democrats fled the state to stop an election integrity vote, that’s exactly what they did. About 60 Democrats boarded two charter flights (that cost taxpayers around $100,000) and high-tailed it out of the state to avoid voting on a series of bills designed to protect against unethical and illegal actions in elections. Now six of those Democrats, who skipped wearing masks on the flight, have come down with a case of COVID-19.
These Democrats were willing to place themselves, their colleagues, and everyday Americans at risk to selfishly try to stop the Texas legislature from so much as having a vote on fixing the major issues that reared their ugly heads in 2020. And Axios reports that that’s exactly what happened. A White House official and a Pelosi staffer have now come down with the virus following contact with the growing number of Texas Democrats who have gotten sick from their irresponsible maskless attempt to thwart democracy:
A White House official and a staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, officials confirmed to Axios.
Why it matters: While both individuals are vaccinated and mildly symptomatic, they illustrate how Americans inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation’s government.
The White House says none of those who have gotten sick had any contact with Pelosi or Biden, but that doesn’t mean that this group of irresponsible and horrible people haven’t spread the virus to people who have. The entire group is expected to be arrested once they return to Texas, where the state legislature intends to force them to do their jobs and vote on the important election integrity bills Texans need to keep 2022 and beyond safe.