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Posted By: Dreadnought, 7/12/2021 1:25:40 PM

In a last ditch effort, Democrats in the Texas state legislature reportedly plan to walk out of a special session to prevent a number of key Republican-sponsored bills from passing. At least 58 Democratic state lawmakers plan to leave Texas and fly to Washington, D.C. to rally support for federal legislation, NBC News first reported. Most of the fleeing state lawmakers will travel on a pair of prearranged private jets, the New York Times confirmed. By exiting the chamber indefinitely, the Democratic lawmakers are denying the Texas GOP quorum, or the minimum number of members that must be in attendance to hold a valid session.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/12/2021 1:29:27 PM (No. 843416)
Arrest them before they can flee the jurisdiction. Texas Rangers can be sent to do that very thing. If they manage to flee, arrest them as soon as they re-enter the state. Also cut off their salaries, travel expenses, and every other perk they are getting now, since these little mewling babies refuse to do their jobs.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/12/2021 1:30:59 PM (No. 843418)
I'd be happy if they walked out and stayed out. Cut off the cash flow and they'll be back
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseyden 7/12/2021 1:38:40 PM (No. 843424)
This has happened before . It’s 1 of the reason the repubs are called the dumb party. W hen in session a change should have been made to handle this. How many times do the republicans have to be out maneuvered before getting wise. This isn’t just Texas it’s at both state and federal levels.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 7/12/2021 1:38:49 PM (No. 843425)
Just like good little commies.
25 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: jimincalif 7/12/2021 1:42:52 PM (No. 843429)
The guv should close Texas airspace.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 7/12/2021 1:44:08 PM (No. 843430)
Lock the door behind them, never let them back in, cut off their pay, cancel their private jet flights, put them on lockdown, and vote in your bills without them!
28 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 7/12/2021 1:45:58 PM (No. 843433)
The solution is simple - as soon as the Rats' are in the chamber, the GOP should bar the doors to prevent the Rats' from fleeing, then they should immediately commence with voting on the legislation at hand.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: YorkieMom 7/12/2021 1:47:06 PM (No. 843436)
Spoiled babies.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: kiwinews 7/12/2021 1:50:31 PM (No. 843440)
Didn't some states (Tennessee, I seem to recall) lock the chamber doors to keep democrats from doing just this very thing when passing the 13th amendment?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Birddog 7/12/2021 1:56:42 PM (No. 843442)
It is already an "Emergency Session" called by the constitutional powers of the Governor, issue some form of Habeas Corpus writ.. send the Rangers to drag them off the planes, Texas state Guard can provide transport back to the statehouse and guard the doors to stop escapee attempts...Give a "Shelter in place Emergency order" covering the building and any violation becomes a Felony, Felons can be removed from office and a special election held to replace them. Dems have done this twice before, fleeing out of state rather than "Doing their Jobs" Apparently their concept of "Turning the State Blue" is the toddler threat of Holding their Breath until they do.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 7/12/2021 2:01:10 PM (No. 843445)
Who is paying/supplying the private jets? A pair of private jets for 58 crooked RATS is more than a couple Cessnas. We're talking a couple of small commercial passenger jets at the.least.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nimby 7/12/2021 2:02:53 PM (No. 843447)
We knew this would happen once again, why did not Abbott put a plan in motion. They should have been made to sign a document that if they left the chambers before the bills were passed, they would be forfeiting their votes
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Krause 7/12/2021 2:09:42 PM (No. 843454)
This is how important cheating is to the democrats. If they can't cheat, they can't win, and they know it!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 7/12/2021 2:14:32 PM (No. 843457)
Am wondering if there can be citizens' arrest? Put out an APB for Texans to keep an eye out on the Democrats and if they see them, detain them and hold them for arrest. File charges against them for obstruction. Seriously, Im tired of these boneheads acting like their still in the 1960s playacting their conscience. They dont give a hoot about anything except themselves. So isolate them and let them stew in their own juices.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: seamusm 7/12/2021 2:27:57 PM (No. 843466)
Forfeiting votes isn't the issue. It is holding a quorum for a vote in the first place. If the Dims are still 'here' place them under guard in the Texas Senate/House and hold the votes immediately.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: SALady 7/12/2021 2:35:46 PM (No. 843470)
Like always, Demon-Rats never see the long-term consequences of their actions. The governor can keep calling special sessions of the legislature. And he can let the citizens of Texas know that the Demon-Rats are wasting their tax dollars every time they pull a stunt like this. Demon-Rats live and die by poll results. But I agree with other posters. This is a job for the Texas Rangers. And they need to use the full force of their office to drag these useless and evil Demon-Rats back to do their jobs!!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 7/12/2021 2:36:34 PM (No. 843472)
Cuff them to the desks.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/12/2021 2:36:40 PM (No. 843473)
Could they just keep walking...... into Mexico and never come back?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: formerNYer 7/12/2021 2:51:10 PM (No. 843488)
Call the Rangers nd have the come and arrest any that try to leave the state, impeach and the do leave the state. The Governor should sign an executive order that anybody that is absent for the vote without just cause will be strip of their pay, health benefits and their pension too.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Geoman 7/12/2021 2:59:25 PM (No. 843496)
The key item in the article is the ostensible purpose for which the democrats are fleeing Texas for DC, which is to "rally support for federal legislation." This goes against their responsibilities as stated in the U.S. Constitution by pushing for federal legislation in a matter clearly delegated to the state legislatures. Play the democrat game and declare their actions an insurrection, to hold them in jail without bond for at least 7 months.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chiritwo 7/12/2021 3:01:42 PM (No. 843498)
Just like 2 year olds - if I don't get my own way, I'm going to hold my breath and run away. They truly do set excellent examples for college and high school students. If this is about voter ID's - every time I go to the dr, I have to show one. It's too bad these people with no ID's can't use our great medical system. When I got my covid vaccine, I had to show ID- too bad these same people can't get a covid shot because they have to show ID. Why aren't we hearing racism on this? It's because they have ID, it's the illegal voters and dead voters who have the majority in the democrat party who don't have ID's. Those are the problem ones.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 7/12/2021 3:08:15 PM (No. 843504)
Texas lawmakers and legislative staff in the Texas House and the state Senate earn $600 a month, or $7,200 a year. They also receive a per diem of $221 each day in session. Maybe money isn't much incentive to be at the session.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: red1066 7/12/2021 3:24:33 PM (No. 843518)
Does the Texas Republican party really need the demosluts to pass this thing? Take a vote, if there are no objections to the results, it passes.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: hershey 7/12/2021 3:24:49 PM (No. 843519)
So childish...but then that's democraps for you...hey Guv, just pull their pay until they come back...
4 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 7/12/2021 3:27:59 PM (No. 843525)
All I know is that we Okies are getting tired of having to harbor cowardly Tex-pukes running away from their jobs and putting them up at our state parks.
6 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: WI Cynic 7/12/2021 3:41:57 PM (No. 843534)
Amend the state constitution: "Any legislator refusing to attend a session shall have constructively resigned his position effective the beginning of said session."
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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/12/2021 3:52:05 PM (No. 843543)
Build a wall so they cannot get back into the state. It is a dream come true for the Democrats not to be in Texas.
3 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Luke21 7/12/2021 3:54:43 PM (No. 843544)
Democrats have to win every time or they throw a tantrum.
3 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/12/2021 3:55:39 PM (No. 843545)
I am all for #26 suggestion here. If these punks don't want to do their jobs, let them resign or be fired. For most of us, refusing to work would result in termination. If the legislature is in session and you don't have a valid excuse for not attending, YOU ARE FIRED.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 7/12/2021 3:59:31 PM (No. 843550)
The issue is the requirement for a quorum to vote. By leaving, there isn't a quorum, and no votes can be taken. Texas has a 150 seat House in their legislature, so they need 2/3 or 100 to be present to vote. There are 83 Republicans, so they need to arrest 17 Dems and hold them in the legislature, against their will, which is apparently legal, while they vote. Shouldn't take more than a few hours. So, hunt down about 20 of them, haul them in, with handcuffs, if need be and get the state's business done.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/12/2021 4:18:06 PM (No. 843569)
Run away, Texas dims as fast as you can. Now, there's leadership for you. Try accepting defeat gracefully for a change.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Right Time 7/12/2021 4:56:21 PM (No. 843606)
Just have the Texas Board of Elections and Texas AG unilaterally change the voting law without Texas Legislative approval; That's what Pennsylvania did with Governor Commie Tommy Wolfe . Put up posters for these Dem lawmakers who ran away-- WANTED $25,000 DEAD or Not Alive
4 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Marzon 7/12/2021 11:06:44 PM (No. 843891)
shoot it down.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: smokincol 7/13/2021 12:05:59 AM (No. 843907)
if these people who walk out of this session are re-elected, someone give every person in each rep's district a frontal lobotomy
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pam 7/13/2021 3:00:14 PM (No. 844515)
VP Harris stated nothing worse than denying right to vote, but didn’t fleeing Democrats deny the vote to the Texas Assembly?
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