Texas Democrats Again Flee the Capitol

 

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Democrat legislators fled the house floor to block voter integrity legislation just as the session ended at midnight preventing the passage of the legislation.  

The Democrats desperate move has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session on election integrity.  This is not the first time Texas Democrats have fled the capital.  

In 2003, Democrats sneaked out of Austin after spending several days discussing ways to derail a GOP redistricting plan. Although three Democrats returned to the Capitol, more than 50 remained in Oklahoma, denying Republicans a quorum needed to conduct business.

Governor Greg Abbott Sunday night issued the following statement regarding election integrity and bail reform legislation:

"I declared Election Integrity and Bail Reform to be must-pass emergency items for this legislative session. It is deeply disappointing and concerning for Texans that neither will reach my desk. Ensuring the integrity of our elections and reforming a broken bail system remain emergencies in Texas. They will be added to the special session agenda. Legislators will be expected to have worked out the details when they arrive at the Capitol for the special session."

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CGM5, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 12:40

HOW TYPICAL! Once again, the demoncrats use cheap shady underhanded tactics to get what they want. When they are out voted on anything they cry foul, foul, foul then there is always great whining and gnashing of teeth with the possibility of riots in the streets.  In their spare time they proclaim they are believers and defenders of the constitution. What a load of BS. 

"cheap shady underhanded tactics to get what they want. When they are out voted on anything they cry foul, foul, foul then there is always great whining and gnashing of teeth with the possibility of riots in the streets.  In their spare time they proclaim they are believers and defenders of the constitution."

Republicans have done the same thing before,

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-stage-third-walkout-in-oregon-legislature-slam-brakes-on-state-aid/ar-BB1e2UdS

So you are saying republicans are also using "cheap shady underhanded tactics to get what they want"? Or is somehow different because democrats did it this time?

What is it you guys always try to tell me? THINK FOR YOURSELF?

CGM5, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 12:43

Gee, what is it that the demoncrats have against election integrity???

What is it that republicans have against investigating the capital insurrection on January 6th?

There is quite a few things that are restrictive in that bill, why do republicans want less people to vote?

"demoncrats"

Is that really the best you have? hehehe

CGM5, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 12:43

Gee, what is it that the demoncrats have against election integrity???

Why would you need more voting laws if the election in Texas was "legitimate" the last time around? 

Truth is the republicans tried to cheat last election, but the people spoke too loudly, and the republicans got upset that their guy didn't win (january 6th anyone?). Now they are doubling down and going full force into voter suppression laws and tactics.

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/republican-voter-suppression/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/28/republicans-voter-suppression-biden-100-days

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-do-republicans-plan-to-win-in-2022-voter-suppression/ar-BB1e7TcI

https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/09/29/stacking-the-deck-how-the-gop-works-to-suppress-minority-voting/

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/16/politics/voting-rights-debates-by-state/index.html

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/03/26/no-more-pretending-republicans-admit-vote-restrictions-are-all-about-winning/

https://time.com/5902728/voter-fraud-2020-2/

Note that the next article was written November of 2020, BEFORE the republicans current round of anti-democracy laws.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/voter-suppression-texas-history/

And of course,

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/election-fraud-is-real-and-it-involves-a-republican.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-carolina-idUSKCN1QG2FS

https://www.alternet.org/2021/03/kansas-republican/

"The Democrats desperate move"

And once again this is all projection from republicans, because they have done the same exact thing before (albeit in a different state), was it a "desperate move" when republicans did it (3 times)?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-stage-third-walkout-in-oregon-legislature-slam-brakes-on-state-aid/ar-BB1e2UdS

Also, if you want to read why republicans were still in session at midnight (spoiler: they were attempting to bypass rules about bills being available to the public for 24 hours) I found this article informative;

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/31/texas-democrats-walk-house-floor-block-one-ugliest-voter-suppression-bills-country

"Sperm shall not be washed down the drain". You're gonna go to the burning Jacuzi down "there." Careful with your eternal soul, Yantis!!

CGM5, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 16:39

See me something, see the other liberal commenting here. These are the kind of people YOU are grouped with. 

I don't really know about that other guy, seems a bit planted. But at least Democrats didn't storm the capital and attempt to take over the government to install a dictator on the 6th of January, claim it was the other side, then block an investigation that would show whether they were right or not. I mean, if you were innocent you would welcome an investigation you would think. Guilty people are the ones who run and hide aren't they?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/57-gop-officials-at-capitol-insurrection_n_6026e5e2c5b6f88289fb90a6

https://news.yahoo.com/oregon-gop-lawmaker-charged-helping-072258917.html

https://www.insider.com/all-the-us-capitol-pro-trump-riot-arrests-charges-names-2021-1

These are the people in YOUR group. At least the other guy here is just words, your side has actions.

Such nonsense! Unlike the last minute changes to voter laws prior to the 2020 election, these going through the legislative process outlined within Article 1 Sec. 4 of the U. S. Constitution ;)

Rushing a bill, written behind closed doors, in 24 hours to bypass a rule about public notice is not the correct way to do it. What would you say if the Democrats tried to do the same thing?

Show me the "changes to voter laws prior to the 2020 election" that you are talking about, I bet at least one republican approved them in most states.

Alright, I don't see what you mean when you say "changes to voter laws" (I will look further into that website), but I like that you are learning and actually starting to show evidence of your assertions, I am SOOO proud of you!

And I like that this is in there,

"The proceedings were interrupted on January 6 when supporters of President Donald Trump (R) breached the Capitol and the building went into lockdown. After the Capitol was secured, Congress reconvened after 8 p.m. ET to continue with the count."

https://ballotpedia.org/Counting_of_electoral_votes_(January_6-7,_2021)

All-in-all a very informative website. I will be using it a reference in the future for sure as it has some very interesting information in it, and since it is acceptable to you given that you are the one that pointed me towards it, I trust you wont dispute anything I use as evidence from that site, so to that I thank you.

Well maybe you should try a little harder ;)

I don’t have a problem with that. I said from the start that what SOME of the demonstrators did was stupid and that, unlike those involved in the months long rioting and looting by Antifa/BLM, they’ll no doubt suffer the consequences. 

Good job, that is two thumbs up in one day! I love when I see people learn and grow. Keep it up!

Of course the overwhelming majority of those who entered the Capital were the very definition of a “peaceful protester” and were simply exercising their constitutional right. Do you agree?

During the "riots" last year most of them were just trying to protest racial inequality and the killing of minorities by police, brought on by Derek Chauvin's murder of George Floyd. There were people that took advantage of those protests to loot and riot, and those people were in no way connected to the protestors themselves. I have always acknowledged that the riots and looting happened, albeit by opportunists not connected to the protestors.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/most-looters-and-vandals-appear-to-be-young-philadelphians-not-associated-with-the-protests-da-says/2416086/

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/06/why-people-loot/612577/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/22/who-caused-violence-protests-its-not-antifa/

In fact trump's own Department of Homeland security said so,

"U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said most of the violence appears to have been driven by opportunists."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-extremist-idUSKBN23A1KU

 

And no, maybe if you were referring to the people waaaaay in the back that stayed in the field I might agree with you, but if they entered the capital after the others broke in, then they are part of it, guilty by association at the very least. If some one broke into your house and other followed would you say it was just the initial person who entered that was guilty? Would you let the ones that followed off the hook? Or would all of them be guilty?

And don't tell me that that didn't break in,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxWfM53jE1U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMVunzUqVfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLSHJDn2DJo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-KdPJsQAO4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4qHOO0U7gY

Plenty more here;

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=capital+break+in

If they were peaceful why did they push past and fight police? Why, when you republicans say you love police, disobey them?

Yeah, real peaceful.

 

 

If some one broke into your house and others followed would you say it was just the initial person who entered that was guilty? 

I watched the whole thing. Yes there were bad actors, but the overwhelming majority looked like tourists they didn’t even walk outside the ropes in the Capital rotunda lol.

The sad thing is it all could have been avoided had Capital Police Chief Steven Sund’s request for (national guard) assistance been granted...which according to him took four and one half hours after the initial request was made.

If some one broke into your house and others followed would you say it was just the initial person who entered that was guilty? 

Send was allegedly told by Army Lt. Gen Walter Piatt (Pentagon) “I don’t like the visual of the National Guard standing a line with the Capital in the background.”

Obviously “the visual” not a problem for him afterwords when fencing and razor wire were installed ;)

 

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