Texas Is Rounding Up A Posse

This is a few days old now, but I wanted to post this unbelievable story. Apparently, the Texas state Democrats fled the state so they would not have to vote on a secure election bill. Governor Abbott stated he would have the lawmakers arrested, which most people thought was bluster. It was not.

Earlier this morning, I wrote on Gov. Greg Abbott’s threat to arrest the fleeing Texas Democrats who are refusing to show up for work. Those Democrats left the state in an ill-fated attempt to deny a quorum to Republicans, who make up a large majority of the state legislature, in order to stop a vote on an election integrity bill.

When I saw Abbott’s comments, I wasn’t sure Republicans would actually have the guts to vote to force the Democrats to return and do their jobs. Yet, that’s exactly what happened.

Dear Governor Abbott, my son was enrolled at the University of Dallas for a year, which should make him an honorary Texan. I hereby volunteer myself and my son to join the posse, as long as our stipend consists of Slim Chickens and Whataburger.

[T]he Texas constitution specifically denotes this as a remedy for members of the legislature who abdicate their duties. If this were attempted at the national level, it would be a different story and clearly illegal. But under Texas law, this is the way the system is set up to force a quorum that these Texas Democrats don’t have a right to deny.

Abbott ordered the rogue Democrats either be arrested or detained, and then brought back to the Texas State House to do their jobs. Now I know Abbott hasn’t been a great governor of late, but this move is fantastic, as well as being perfectly legal.

I wonder what Texas voters will think of their politicians running away from home?

5 thoughts on “Texas Is Rounding Up A Posse

  1. If they refuse to do what they were elected to do, (serve the people of Texas not DC) then they pay the consequences. Good for Abbott!

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  2. Ronni – Arrested and detained at first, then recalled by their constituents. They have literally one job, and they cannot even manage that?

    MelP – I thought the entire article was high-larious.

    Cathy – I figured they should send them to Juarez, Mexico. See how the other side deals with people who don’t do their jobs.

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  3. Da Guv is trying to win back the conservative voters that he teed off last year with the mask mandates and shuttering of businesses. Allan West has my vote in the primary. Whoever wins the primary will get my vote in the general.

    One point he did make was that he would continue to call special sessions (they expire after a few weeks) all the way up to the next election. The dems won’t be able to do any campaigning in Texas, so they will lose their seats.

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