‘Under Warrant of Arrest if Necessary’: Texas House Votes for Law Enforcement to Retrieve Absent Democrats
For some reason, the Democrats oppose a bill that makes it easier for people to vote and harder to cheat. Weird.
The Texas State House voted 76-4 to send law enforcement to retrieve the absent Democrats “under warrant of arrest if necessary.”
The Texas House votes 76 to 4 to send law enforcement to find the absent Democrats, "under warrant of arrest if necessary" #TxLege
— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) July 13, 2021
Texas House Republicans direct Sgt of Arms to send for all absentees, under an arrest warrant if necessary. The vote came after House Democrats broke quorum over a Republican-led voting measure and flew to D.C. to lobby for Federal voting legislation. @WBAP247NEWS @570KLIF pic.twitter.com/fW4tiwpXVU
— Clayton Neville (@ClaytonNeville) July 13, 2021
The Texas State House Democrats fled to Washington, DC, to block a Republican voting bill.
The bill makes it harder to cheat and easier for people to vote.
Mike pointed out this morning the media already latched onto the “voting restrictions” narrative. The Democrats already launched a fundraising campaign off the stunt.
On Tuesday morning, the Texas State House only had 80 of its 150 members. Therefore, the House did not have the two-thirds quorum needed to do its work:
Then Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, chairman of the House Administration Committee, moved to issue what is known as a “call of the House” to try to regain quorum. That motion passed 76-4. Metcalf offered another motion, asking that “the sergeant at arms, or officers appointed by him, send for all absentees … under warrant of arrest if necessary.” That motion also passed 76-4.
Metcalf’s motions were opposed by four Democrats who were present on the House floor Tuesday morning: Reps. Ryan Guillen of Rio Grande City, Tracy King of Batesville, Eddie Morales Jr. of Eagle Pass and John Turner of Dallas.
After Metcalf’s motions passed, Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, sought to move to strip absent Democrats of their committee leadership posts if they do not return by noon Wednesday. The motion did not immediately get a vote, and in a subsequent exchange with Rep. Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, said committee chairs and vice chairs cannot be removed from their positions under the current chamber rules.
The Democrats are in DC, pleading their case. I wonder if they still have their case of beer. Also, notice how no one has a mask.
Just when you thought Democrat theatrics and smears around voter integrity laws couldn’t get any worse, Texas Democrats said “hold my beer” – literally.https://t.co/9hq5sWDQ6t
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) July 12, 2021
Amazing.@JohnCornyn questioning the seriousness of Texas Democrats' stunt with a giant picture of the beer they brought for their joyride to Washington.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 13, 2021
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