Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News on Monday night that Democrats who fled the state to stop legitimate democratic processes from being carried out by the state’s legislature will “be arrested” the moment that they step foot back in the state and hauled to the state Capitol to do their jobs.
More than 50 Democrats fled the state on private planes so there would not be enough legislators present for a variety of bills to be passed, including voter integrity laws, bills that would protect girls from having to compete against biological males in sports, fund arrests of illegal aliens, clampdown on abortion, and crackdown on racist Critical Race Theory being taught in schools.
“Isn’t that the most un-Texan thing you’ve ever heard? Texans running from a fight? They’re quitters,” Abbott told Fox News. “It’s like during a football game or baseball game, taking their equipment when they’re way behind and just leaving the field. That is not the way that Texas, Texans do things.”
UPDATE with video! – Texas House votes 76-4 to send the Sergeant-of-Arms to detain or arrest fleeing members
He better follow up on this promise! Not only should they be arrested, but they should be removed from office for dereliction of duty. They should have ALL privileges removed that they received while in office – health insurance, any information not available to the general public, and especially their pension.
Make them suffer the consequences of their stupidity and failure to do their jobs.