Texas Democrats, many of whom shirked their duties by fleeing the Lone Star State in protest of measures to enhance election safeguards, released a statement on Tuesday, celebrating the support they have received from the Biden White House.
State Rep. James Talarico (D), one of the “fleebaggers,” said on Monday that he and his colleagues are prepared to stay out of Texas for the rest of the session to kill the effort:
We’re prepared to stay out of Texas for the rest of the session.
This decision wasn’t easy. Many of my colleagues left kids, elderly parents, & sick loved ones. Many are risking their day jobs & their seats in the House.
But we won’t sit by & watch democracy wither on the vine.