Gov. Abbott Vetoes Pay for Legislators Who Fled the Capitol


AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott Monday tweeted that he will veto the line item funding pay for legislators after Democrats walked out of the house Sunday night killing election integrity legislation.  

Governor Greg Abbott Monday issued a statement upon the conclusion of the 87th regular Legislative Session:

"From Day One of this session, our priorities were centered around hardworking Texans and building a state that is safer, freer, healthier, and more prosperous. We added to that the imperative that we secure the Texas power system to ensure it never fails again. We kept those promises while also delivering one of the most conservative legislative sessions our state has ever seen. 

"We passed legislation to secure our border, support our police, expand second amendment rights, defend religious liberty, and protect the sanctity of life in Texas. We also enacted several key emergency items like reforming the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, weatherizing and stabilizing our power grid, ensuring COVID-19 liability protections, and expanding access to broadband and telemedicine. 

"However, there is more we can and must do to ensure a brighter future for Texas. At the beginning of the legislative session, I declared Election Integrity and Bail Reform to be must-pass emergency items. It is deeply disappointing and concerning for Texans that neither reached my desk. Ensuring the integrity of our elections and reforming a broken bail system remain emergencies in Texas, which is why these items, along with other priority items, will be added to the special session agenda. 

"I expect legislators to have worked out their differences prior to arriving back at the Capitol so that they can hit the ground running to pass legislation related to these emergency items and other priority legislation. During the special session, we will continue to advance policies that put the people of Texas first." 

This is not the first time Texas Democrats have fled the House chamber to stop Republican legislation. in 2003, elected Democrats fled to Oklahoma to deny a quorum over GOP redistricting.  

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Ya'll cheat. Abbott murders people by not preparing the system that needed attention. Froze to death. I almost did, myself. Republicans hate normal, struggling people. You are all lying to yourselves about the full diaper, and denying you know what Q anon is. What kind of person allows/ does that for one of the few publications in the area? I guess your kind, Yantis.  Shame on you and your kind. I thought better of you. Traitor. Repent.

Change, Yantis, before you get too old, like the racist character in "12 Angry Men". You're well on the way.

Jeff L, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 18:02

They don't deserve pay for not working. Also find some replacements for them. This isnt Commiefornia.

It blocks the entire budget of the legislature itself, not just democrats, and republicans have also done this before. Republicans will legitimately set themselves on fire just to "own the libs"

"find some replacements for them."

There you have it in plain english, republicans want to remove legally elected representatives because they are not republicans and don't do what republicans want them to do. Republicans reject democracy when they don't win.

"This isnt Commiefornia."

I believe in communist countries they actually remove representatives they don't like or don't do what they are told. Self aware much?

Great headline idea: "Greg Abbott CANCELS Texas legislature"

I hate this so much. Our country is doomed  over trump. This white trash paper is proof. RIP TEXAS. Too many dumbasses per capita.

CGM5, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 18:19

Whitey and white trash in your comments. You sound about as racist as they come.

Alternative headline "Petty republican cries because he doesn't get his way and blocks budget for entire legislature because Democrats walked out of session, just like republicans have done in the past, preventing republicans from destroying democracy"

His veto would block the budget for the entire legislature, which includes regular working people like office staff, maintenance, aides, and other support staff, not just democrats, the headline on salive is pure clickbait.

If it is so important and "vital" why did republicans write the bill behind closed doors and (attempt) to rush it's passing in only 24 hours?

Here is his actual Tweet,

So basically republicans have said they will punish those who refuse to let republicans pass laws to suppress people's right to vote. On what day? Memorial Day, the day we honor those who died for, wait for it, our right to vote (democracy.) 

Pretty bad when you have to get the real news from a person on their moms basement huh?


You demo libs are such BABIES apparently you don’t understand how the legislative process works ;)

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