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Texas Democrat Lawmakers to Flee State, Risking Arrest, to Stop Republicans From Passing New Voting Laws

 
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At least 58 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives will flee Texas and head to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting laws through a special session of the legislature.

Under the Texas Constitution, the lawmakers risk arrest by fleeing town during a special legislative session.

The new bills, House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 will add new ID requirements for mail-in voting and ban some early voting – floor votes on both bill were expected to take place this week, but Democrats are fleeing in private jets to block the measures.

NBC News reported:

With Republican-backed voting bills moving rapidly through a special session of the state Legislature, Texas Democrats are planning to make a break for it — again.

At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives are expected to bolt from Austin on Monday in an effort to block the measures from advancing, a source familiar with the plans told NBC News. The unusual move, akin to what Democrats did in 2003, would paralyze the chamber, stopping business until the lawmakers return to town or the session ends.

The lawmakers risk arrest in taking flight. Under the Texas Constitution, the Legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers be present to conduct state business in either chamber. Absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol, and the source said Democrats expect state Republicans to ask the Department of Public Safety to track them down.

To block the currently pending legislation, the Democratic lawmakers would have to remain away through the end of the special session, which can last as many as 30 days under the state’s constitution.
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Arrest every single one that tries!
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Arrest every single one that tries!
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They already tried this earlier in the year, it doesn't work in the end. They'll end up in handcuffs on the house floor.
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They should be removed for job abandonment and new Reps should be appointed.
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They plan on leaving the state where they are untouchable. They did the same thing in 2003 for 33 days.
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They already tried this earlier in the year, it doesn't work in the end. They'll end up in handcuffs on the house floor.
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That sounds a lot like insurrection/treason to me.

With whatever system we set up after this one finishes crashing we need to make sure that POLITICIANS and government employees are held to something similar to the military UCMJ.

Dereliction of duty, fraud, insider trading, treason, and a number of other things need to be punishable by death.

Not enacting something like this when the united states government came into existence the first time is why we are in the situation we're in.

Our leaders and those who work for the government must have skin in the game in the form of very real straightforward quick and iron clad consequences for their actions.
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They plan on leaving the state where they are untouchable. They did the same thing in 2003 for 33 days.
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You know, it would be a shame if someone figured out which airports the various planes they intend to use to flee with are located at and those airports suddenly got flooded with bomb threats and etc...


A real shame I tell you!

What's an even greater shame though is that the Texas rangers etc aren't already parked crossways in front of hangar doors and on runways STOPPING THEM from fleeing in the first place!

We give our state federal and local governments a portion of our incomes and allow them to tell us what we can and can't do with the unspoken deal/understanding that in return they will do their jobs and protect our interests.

If they're not doing that and we even have to hypothetically speak about how we can risk our lives and freedoms in the process of doing their jobs for them with them firmly opposing us at every stage...

Why do we still consent to be governed by them?

This article brings up all sorts of troubling questions people should be asking themselves and I sincerely hope people are asking those questions!

Why should any of us have to risk our freedom etc to try to put a stop to this?

Why are we ok with letting the people who represent us protect the people who are breaking the law?

The whole thing is troubling
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They plan on leaving the state where they are untouchable. They did the same thing in 2003 for 33 days.
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You know, it would be a shame if someone figured out which airports the various planes they intend to use to flee with are located at and those airports suddenly got flooded with bomb threats and etc...


A real shame I tell you!

What's an even greater shame though is that the Texas rangers etc aren't already parked crossways in front of hangar doors and on runways STOPPING THEM from fleeing in the first place!

We give our state federal and local governments a portion of our incomes and allow them to tell us what we can and can't do with the unspoken deal/understanding that in return they will do their jobs and protect our interests.

If they're not doing that and we even have to hypothetically speak about how we can risk our lives and freedoms in the process of doing their jobs for them with them firmly opposing us at every stage...

Why do we still consent to be governed by them?

This article brings up all sorts of troubling questions people should be asking themselves and I sincerely hope people are asking those questions!

Why should any of us have to risk our freedom etc to try to put a stop to this?

Why are we ok with letting the people who represent us protect the people who are breaking the law?

The whole thing is troubling
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JUST HAVE TSA DENY THEM BOARDING FOR SECURITY REASONS
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They plan on leaving the state where they are untouchable. They did the same thing in 2003 for 33 days.
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You know, it would be a shame if someone figured out which airports the various planes they intend to use to flee with are located at and those airports suddenly got flooded with bomb threats and etc...


A real shame I tell you!

What's an even greater shame though is that the Texas rangers etc aren't already parked crossways in front of hangar doors and on runways STOPPING THEM from fleeing in the first place!

We give our state federal and local governments a portion of our incomes and allow them to tell us what we can and can't do with the unspoken deal/understanding that in return they will do their jobs and protect our interests.

If they're not doing that and we even have to hypothetically speak about how we can risk our lives and freedoms in the process of doing their jobs for them with them firmly opposing us at every stage...

Why do we still consent to be governed by them?

This article brings up all sorts of troubling questions people should be asking themselves and I sincerely hope people are asking those questions!

Why should any of us have to risk our freedom etc to try to put a stop to this?

Why are we ok with letting the people who represent us protect the people who are breaking the law?

The whole thing is troubling
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JUST HAVE TSA DENY THEM BOARDING FOR SECURITY REASONS
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Exactly. LoL.
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Those Demonrats sure are against Election Integrity!

The KNOW that if they can't cheat they can't win!!!
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If they leave the state, don't let them back in!
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If they leave the state, don't let them back in!
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They plan on leaving the state where they are untouchable. They did the same thing in 2003 for 33 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73158163


You know, it would be a shame if someone figured out which airports the various planes they intend to use to flee with are located at and those airports suddenly got flooded with bomb threats and etc...


A real shame I tell you!

What's an even greater shame though is that the Texas rangers etc aren't already parked crossways in front of hangar doors and on runways STOPPING THEM from fleeing in the first place!

We give our state federal and local governments a portion of our incomes and allow them to tell us what we can and can't do with the unspoken deal/understanding that in return they will do their jobs and protect our interests.

If they're not doing that and we even have to hypothetically speak about how we can risk our lives and freedoms in the process of doing their jobs for them with them firmly opposing us at every stage...

Why do we still consent to be governed by them?

This article brings up all sorts of troubling questions people should be asking themselves and I sincerely hope people are asking those questions!

Why should any of us have to risk our freedom etc to try to put a stop to this?

Why are we ok with letting the people who represent us protect the people who are breaking the law?

The whole thing is troubling
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JUST HAVE TSA DENY THEM BOARDING FOR SECURITY REASONS
burnitagent
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The TSA only applies to commercial flights. These Dems are all flying out on private planes. There is no way to find out which ones because private flights do not have to publish passenger info.
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At least 58 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives will flee Texas and head to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting laws through a special session of the legislature.

Under the Texas Constitution, the lawmakers risk arrest by fleeing town during a special legislative session.

The new bills, House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 will add new ID requirements for mail-in voting and ban some early voting – floor votes on both bill were expected to take place this week, but Democrats are fleeing in private jets to block the measures.

NBC News reported:

With Republican-backed voting bills moving rapidly through a special session of the state Legislature, Texas Democrats are planning to make a break for it — again.

At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives are expected to bolt from Austin on Monday in an effort to block the measures from advancing, a source familiar with the plans told NBC News. The unusual move, akin to what Democrats did in 2003, would paralyze the chamber, stopping business until the lawmakers return to town or the session ends.

The lawmakers risk arrest in taking flight. Under the Texas Constitution, the Legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers be present to conduct state business in either chamber. Absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol, and the source said Democrats expect state Republicans to ask the Department of Public Safety to track them down.

To block the currently pending legislation, the Democratic lawmakers would have to remain away through the end of the special session, which can last as many as 30 days under the state’s constitution.
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Chalk it up to a win. Make it law w/out them.
A epiphany I had watering my lawn one day.

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If they leave the state, don't let them back in!
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A epiphany I had watering my lawn one day.

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Here are the Democrats on a plane not wearing masks.

These are the same Democrats that demand the public have to wear when flying.


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A lot of fat spoiled women in that pick.


Texas should take a page out of Nancy's playbook.
Allow remote voting and have a time limit for all representatives to reply by.

If they don't vote they chose to abstain.
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just arrest and hang them
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If they flee, Republicans win by default. Make it law....
A epiphany I had watering my lawn one day.

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A lot of fat spoiled women in that pick.


Texas should take a page out of Nancy's playbook.
Allow remote voting and have a time limit for all representatives to reply by.

If they don't vote they chose to abstain.
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If they flee, Republicans win by default. Make it law....
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Why are they going to Washington DC? What not chicago or new york or idaho or anywhere, why DC?
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Here are the Democrats on a plane not wearing masks.

These are the same Democrats that demand the public have to wear when flying.



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Private plane. Mask rules only apply on commercial flights.
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Believe it...they'll find a work around. Dumbass dems think they got game this time...NOT. Think. It. Out. Don't pull shit like this in Texas...duh.
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Believe it...they'll find a work around. Dumbass dems think they got game this time...NOT. Think. It. Out. Don't pull shit like this in Texas...duh.
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They already tried this earlier in the year, it doesn't work in the end. They'll end up in handcuffs on the house floor.
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No America has become totally lawless to it's own laws.

The Republicans in Texas grovel to AIPAC koshers just like the rest.
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they are spoiled children holding the people hostage.

vote without them.
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If they flee, Republicans win by default. Make it law....
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