Democrats are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to play dirty. But, I guess, that’s not really a surprise, is it?
On May 30, 2021, Democrats in the Texas House played their last card, the card that they play when they have a losing hand. They played ghost and disappeared to prevent Republicans from having enough Representatives voting to be able to put a bill through.
And what was the bill about? Election integrity. No surprise there, right? Janita Kan writes,
Texas Democrats abandoned the House floor on the night of May 30 in an effort to prevent the passage of a sweeping election overhaul bill that had already passed the state Senate.
The Democrat lawmakers managed to defeat the bill temporarily by breaking the quorum needed to hold a final vote on it. According to the state House rules, at least 100 members are required to be present for the chamber to conduct business.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who supports the bill, responded to the Democrat’s move in a statement on May 30, vowing to call a special session to revisit the bill.
State Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, appeared to be the main impetus for the walkout. According to several media outlets, Turner had sent a text message informing other Democrats to “leave the chamber discreetly” ahead of the midnight deadline.
And what was the excuse that Democrats use for being slimeballs? Racism, of course. Never mind that history shows over and over and over again that the Democrat Party has and continues to be motivated by racism, and the Republicans are motivated by the belief that people are equal regardless of their ethnicity.
But Democrats aren’t going to be able to simply get away with it because Republican Governor Greg Abbott isn’t going to forget this and let this slide. Again, from Kan:
“I declared Election Integrity and Bail Reform to be must-pass emergency items for this legislative session. It is deeply disappointing and concerning for Texans that neither will reach my desk. Ensuring the integrity of our elections and reforming a broken bail system remain emergencies in Texas. They will be added to the special session agenda. Legislators will be expected to have worked out the details when they arrive at the Capitol for the special session,” Abbott wrote.
So, yeah, it looks like Democrats are going to have their butts pulled right back into those seats in the Texas House to do their jobs whether they like it or not.
Because Texans, and their Republican governor, want election integrity to prevent Democrats from stealing any more elections.