Gov. Abbott says 58 ‘hypocrite’ Texas Democrat runaways WILL be arrested when they return to Austin after jetting to DC on $100K chartered private jets to stop vote on GOP’s new state voting bills

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  • Texas Democrats fled their state on private jets in order to prevent a series of new, restrictive voting bills from becoming law
  • At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives left Austin to fly to Washington D.C. on two private jets that cost $100,000 to charter
  • Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, on Monday said the 58 will be arrested when they return to Texas 
  • He said their behavior was ‘un-Texan’, accusing them of running from a fight and describing them as ‘quitters’ 
  • Their departure means the Texas House doesn’t have quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers present and can’t hold votes 
  • Jen Psaki said some White House officials may meet the Texas Democrats in D.C. and called new voting laws ‘the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War’ 
  • Kamala Harris said in Detroit on Monday that ‘fighting for the right to vote is as American as apple pie’ 
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Governor of Texas Greg Abbott on Monday night has described state Democrats who fled to Washington DC to prevent a vote as ‘quitters’ who were ‘un-Texan’ in running from a fight, and said they will be arrested on their return.

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At least 58 Democrats left Austin to avoid the vote on election bills, touching down in Washington D.C. on Monday evening in two private jets – chartered at a cost of $100,000.

They fled to break the quorum of two-thirds lawmakers being present in the House to prevent a vote on two bills which would add new identification requirements for mail voting; ban some early voting options; and create new criminal penalties for breaking election code, while empowering partisan poll watchers.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9782459/Abbott-slams-Texas-Democrat-hypocrite-runaways-fled-private-jet-stop-voting-rights-bills.html

 

 

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