Texas House Republicans Vote to Track Down Absent Democrats, Potentially Arrest Them
Texas House Republicans on Tuesday voted to track down and possibly arrest absent Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to avoid voting on an election bill.
House Speaker Dade Phelan, in a statement from the Texas Capitol floor, said that “members, the sergeant-at-arms and the officers appointed by him are directed to send for all absentees whose attendance is not excused for the purpose of securing and maintaining their attendance—under warrant of arrest, if necessary.”
“Any member who wishes to leave the hall must have the written permission of the Speaker of the House,” he added.
But state Rep. Jim Murphy, a Houston Republican who chairs the House GOP Caucus, said Texas Republicans cannot force the Democrats to return to the state.
DAWG SAYS: THIS IS AN IDOL THREAT BY THE GOP FOR THE MEDIA, AND POLITICS AT IS WORST ON BOTH SIDES.
GO DO YOUR JOB ALL OF YOU. BETTER YET HOW BOUT WE THROW ALL OF THEM IN JAIL.