There’s not much the Democrats aren’t willing to do when it comes to winning a political fight.
But every now and then it backfires.
And the Democrats instantly regretted this stunt after the photos went viral on social media.
After Texas Governor Greg Abbott called a special session so the state legislature could take up election integrity bills among several other issues, Lone Star State Democrats hopped on a plane and fled to Washington, D.C.
Democrats hoped if they ran down the clock during the regular legislative session in Texas, Republicans would balk at passing priorities like the GOP’s election integrity law.
The clock and the calendar are rules of the road in politics – Election Day is when it is after all. At least that was the case until Election Day started becoming Election Week or even Election Month recently.
But Democrats of course want Election Month so they staged a walkout to deny the GOP majority quorum to pass legislation, including the election integrity law during the regular session.
And now they’ve fled to Washington, D.C.
It’s all part of a stunt to not only once again deny a quorum during the special session but also help Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi ram through a federal election takeover power grab.
The Texas Democrats hope they can block a GOP bill that actually adds extra days of early voting in Texas.
While Greg Abbott is doing all he can to promote how he’s giving in to Democrats on that, they are still throwing a hissy fit.
That’s because the Republican bill would also enhance voter ID requirements, ban drive through voting, and make it a criminal offense to mail unsolicited ballots to voters under Texas law.
Meanwhile, what the Texas deserters are pushing in D.C. with Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats’ would do the exact opposite.
Instead it cements all those fraud-prone voting practices nationwide.
But when the Democrats fled to Washington, D.C., they created a PR nightmare by posting a photo of their group aboard a private plane with cases of Miller Lite beer and no one wearing a mask even though the Biden administration mandated masks for commercial air travel.
ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. https://t.co/YOuOMb0A2m pic.twitter.com/abWoARvFIC
— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) July 12, 2021
If Democrats return to Texas, Governor Abbott has ordered their immediate arrests in order to bring them back to the Capitol to vote on legislation.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.