Texas lawmakers left the state in a second attempt to stall legislation during a special session.
In an interview, Republican Governor Greg Abbott said, “I’ll tell you what the House of Representatives can do. What the speaker can do is issue a call to have these members arrested. In addition to that, however, I can and I will continue to call a special session after special session after special session all the way up until election next year.” Abbott continued, “As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.”
Reports claim a charter plane carrying Texas House members departed from Austin, headed to Washington, DC around 4 PM on Monday. The lawmakers involved have vowed to remain out of the state until the special legislative session is over on August 6. In May, Democrat lawmakers pulled the same move, again preventing the House from meeting its required voting quorum.
Regarding the voting bill, Governor Abbott defended the legislation, noting, “Anyone who suggests this deprives anybody the right to vote is just simply flat-out wrong. This provides more hours to vote than ever before allowed under law in the state of Texas.”
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