A Texas Democrat who fled the state to stymie a GOP-backed election reform bill is being ripped for touting herself as “brave” for doing so — as she launched a bid for Congress from a Washington, D.C. hotel room.
State Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Tx.) announced her bid to unseat Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Tx.) in a professionally shot video posted to her social media on Tuesday evening, in which she could be seen watching cable news coverage of her group from a DC hotel room.
“Generations of Americans have come to Washington, DC to learn about our democracy. I came here with over 50 of my colleagues to save it. Leaving our families behind to block Texas Republicans’ voter suppression bill,” Beckley said from her swanky pad, which featured a full view of the Capitol.
The House hopeful wasted no time trying to increase her digital profile after the launch, promoting her and her Texan colleagues’ jaunt as