Texas House just voted 76-4 to arrest the 58 Democrats for flying to DC to block Governor Abbott’s voting rights bill.
The Democrats in the Texas State House want to break the quorum and block the passage of the voting rights bill so they jumped on private planes to DC. The optics of this got worse when a photo of a case of Miller Lite was included in a photo of the group (see below).
Governor Abbott spoke up on Monday night (see video below) to say he will arrest the group upon their return home. The Texas State House just doubled down on arresting the Democrats:
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced from the State House floor: “A sergeant-at-arms and any officer appointed by Governor Abbott are directed to send for all absentees whose attendance is not excused for the purpose of securing and maintaining their attendance under warrant of arrest if necessary.”
The Texas Democrats are