Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday likened a group of Texas Democrats who flew to DC on a private jet to avoid voting on a Republican election reform bill to abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the women’s suffrage movement.
Harris said during a meeting with disability advocates that the legislators made a “great sacrifice” — as Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) threatens to jail them for impeding legislative business.
“They took bold, courageous action in line with the legacy of everyone from Frederick Douglass, who is over my right shoulder, when he fought for the right of black men to vote in America, to the legacy that includes all those women who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue for women’s right to vote to all of those folks who shed their blood on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to make sure that we would in 1965 pass the Voting Rights Act,” Harris said.
Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Democratic members of the