Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a lot of experience dealing with Democrats’ dirty tricks. The latest dirty trick pulled by Texas Democrats is a disappearing act. To kill a vote on new election laws intended to keep the citizens of Texas safe from election interference and fraud, Democrat lawmakers absconded to Washington D.C. where they were safe from the threat of democracy in action. But the Texas governor says that Democrats who fled to block the vote will be arrested when they get home from their little stunt.
On Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Abbott announced that “once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business.” The Texas House of Representatives can call for the arrests of their peers who act badly, but the arrests have to happen in the state. Texas can’t hunt them down in Washington and drag them home. So what happened? Newsmax reports:
Texas Democrats also took part in a walkout in May and successfully prevented an earlier version of the voting legislation from passing, Newsweek reported.
The Texas Democratic Party issued a statement saying that “In response to Republicans’ escalation of their attacks on voters, Democrats continue to hold the line.”
Democrats explained that after they “historically blocked Republicans’ anti-voter efforts in the spring legislative session, Abbott called an irregular extra legislative session in order to resurrect the anti-voter legislation – Republicans’ main hope of holding onto power in the 2022 election.”
But Abbot insisted that such tactics will not work, telling Fox that “We have special sessions that last 30 days. And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
Democrat state Rep. Chris Turner says that they “determined to kill this bill,” and vowed that he and his anti-American friends would continue to do anything it takes to stop Texas Republicans from protecting democracy.