Skip to comments.Texas’ Abbott says Dems who ‘fled’ state over elections bill will be arrested upon return
Posted on 07/13/2021 2:28:14 AM PDT by Libloather
Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Republican, criticized state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to deprive the Legislature of a quorum, thus the ability to vote on the GOP's sweeping elections overhaul bill.
Abbott appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.
"Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business," he said.
Republicans argue the contentious bill would provide greater election security, while Democrats charge it would suppress voter turnout of minorities.
The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate
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Just do it!
Should be a law in effect that says you either attend the legislature, or you lose your elected position after 24 hours of ‘missing’.
Detained and put on a “body attachment”. This is an effective, if somewhat cumbersome method of assuring the designated person WILL comply with assigned duties in connection with the demands of a duly elected or appointed office, or of an appropriate court proceeding.
Draconian, but used on occasion in the past, in accordance with old English law. There were once some rather recalcitrant members of Parliament who had to be brought in, and it was often used to assure that the accused criminal was brought before the King’s Bench.
Today a writ of body attachment is used in preference to physically attaching a manacle between the designated person and an officer of the law.
And sue them for the expenses- plane ride, arrest, mileage, everything- stick it to them personally instead of making the taxpayers fund those bastards.
Where are the muzzles they insist the rest of us wear...?
Arrest them, hold a hearing in the Legislature, and expel them.
Replace them with Republicans in a by election.
Leftist democrats will be the death of this country. We are clearly on that path. They are like a virus, just destroying everything in their path.
The Dems pulled this cr** a couple years back. Who the hell is advising them? It’s just plain wrong.
They crossed state lines to evade arrest. Have a Federal Marshall pick them up.
Their actions are Satanic. They start with abortion and go down from there.
This was obvious and we could all see it coming a mile away.
My solution would have been to secretly have the Texas Rangers or other cops surround the capital building and block all the exits. Then hold a snap vote on the bill when the Democrats were present. They could hoot and holler and yell and scream all they like about it - but they would be present and thus there would be a quorum, thus the vote would be binding. Two can play hardball.
Democrats in handcuffs...a beautiful thing.
This is like the badly raised three-year-olds you see having tantrums in the supermarket.
(Mine knew better.)
Now I’m wondering if the Texas Flees have some sort of Texas-related police protection. If so, they need to be called back.
Oh I like this guy
Demoncrap is as Satan does.
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