People are increasingly infuriated by the group of Texas Dems who hopped on a private “Booze Plane” for a pointless and costly PR stunt in DC, in an effort to avoid “quorum.”
Quorum is the minimum number of representatives needed to be present in the House for any decisions taken there to be valid.
Yet, even though this was a desperate attempt to sabotage a vote on an election integrity bill, focusing on “Voter ID”, the bill passed!
The truth is that polling shows that the vast majority of Americans approve of voter ID.
Actually, it is a rare “bipartisan” issue.
Governor Abbott promises that the Dems will be arrested when they’ll return to Texas, and here is what he said about the taxpayer vacation:
“If these people want to be hanging out wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year. As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.”
Now, the House Speaker is demanding they return to the state:
“House Speaker Dade Phelan said Thursday that he will charter a plane Saturday from Washington, D.C., to Austin to retrieve the Democrats who fled to the nation’s capital to avoid voting on an elections bill that they say would restrict voting rights.
“I am demanding all of our colleagues in D.C. to contact my staff immediately in order to secure their seat on the plane and return to Austin in order to do the state’s business,” Phelan, a Beaumont Republican, said in a statement. “The State of Texas is waiting.”
As insane as it may sound, but they are refusing to return!
Do they intend to live in the swamp?
Because we will all be happy to allow them to rot there, and elect people who will deserve their positions and will serve and do their jobs instead!
Yet, the House Speaker isn’t done them quite yet, and he is demanding that these unprofessional fools pay back the good people of Texas- and return their $221 daily stipend to the Treasury.
It is reported that Republican Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan told his Democrat colleagues who are engaging in a political stunt in Washington to return their $221 daily stipend to the State Treasury.
In a Wednesday statement on Twitter, Phelan said:
“While these Texas Democrats collect taxpayer money as they ride on private jets to meet with the Washington elite, those who remain in the chamber await their return to begin work on providing our retired teachers a 13th check, protecting our foster kids, and providing taxpayer relief.
Those who are intentionally denying quorum should return their per diem to the State Treasury immediately upon receipt.”
— Dade Phelan (@DadePhelan) July 14, 2021
Believe it or not, the TDS is so strong with these Dems, that they claim that “President Trump” is their reason they won’t come back to Texas!
They argue that this is how they’re fighting “Trump Republicans.”
Texans are furious, so I bet these disoriented people will soon find their back home- but I cannot imagine what will wait for them there!