Dozens of fugitive Texas Democrats are walking a tightrope of attempting to generate national exposure for their cause while making sure their message is being taken seriously amid a flurry of tweets, selfies, and swipes.
The legislators have met with nearly a dozen Democratic senators, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and other political leaders, as they lobby for the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Through it all, they have posed for photos with big names and taken selfies in front of the Capitol building, in front of the Supreme Court, and on the tarmac in front of a chartered plane.
Some have become prolific tweeters with growing followings as they embrace the national spotlight.
Rep. Gene Wu celebrated his “fist [sic] meal as a fugitive” by posting a photo of a salad that he bought in a Capitol complex cafeteria.
After that tweet went