Here’s a quick summary of what’s going on with the Texas Democrats who took a plane to D.C. to avoid showing up for work.
These Dems were in a tough spot. Republicans have the numbers to pass some new legislation that the democrats don’t want to pass regarding voting. The only thing that can stop a vote is not having enough voting members present to even hold a vote. So the democrats got funding from outside sources to pay for them to get out of town to their safe-haven, Washington DC.
This is not the first time this strategy was implemented. Democrats have used it before in 2011 in Wisconsin. Republicans used the same method more recently in Oregon. The main difference is this is Texas. Texas has different rules.
Texas has rules that it can use to require these legislators back in office. It can force them to be present and thus have their vote.
Kamala Harris took to the press to applaud and back these Democrats fleeing their jobs to stand up for their voices. The irony is the voice of the people have already spoken, they voted in a majority republican legislature and want these bills passed. Kamala is pushing her own agenda’s regardless of what the people want, because she knows better.
That is the short and skinny of what’s going on.