A group of maskless Texas Democrat lawmakers smugly posed for a picture on board a private jet to Washington D.C. in an effort to stop the GOP bill that bolsters election security. The bill recently made its way past committee via a special legislative session last weekend. The Democrat protestors claim the bill is “racist” and a “war on democracy.”
Photos reveal the maskless faces of the Democrat lawmakers who refuse to support the GOP bill that strengthens election security by boosting voter ID requirements, mandating signature verification on mail-in-ballots, and regulates ballot drop boxes. The absconding lawmakers were able to thwart the 2021 regular legislative session in the Lone Star State by walking out earlier this year, leaving Texas Republicans without a quorum to vote on the election integrity bill.
In an effort to combat the staged walk-out, Republican Governor of Texas vowed to include the election integrity bill on the special session agenda that occurred this weekend. The Governor fulfilled his promise, and included the landmark election bill on the agenda, which passed with flying colors.
Still, the Democrats absconded yet again, skipping work in protests instead of carrying out their duties as lawmakers. Republicans were denied a quorum and are now unable to pass any bills in the Texas legislature.
“This is a now-or-never for our democracy. We are holding the line in Texas,” Democratic state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer said. “We’ve left our jobs, we’ve left our families, we’ve left our homes. Because there is nothing more important than voting rights in America.”
Democrats boarded a private plane, abandoning their work as lawmakers in protest — none were wearing masks, but all were holding up peace signs. Meanwhile, many Republican Senators, such as Rand Paul, are urging airline companies to drop their mask mandates for American citizens regardless of their vaccination statues.
According to the National Aviation Business Association, the federal rule extends to “charter operations and at transportation hubs including FBOs,” although “private air travel for personal or non-commercial use are exempt from the rule, meaning passengers of private planes are not obliged to comply to the mask mandate.”
ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. https://t.co/YOuOMb0A2m pic.twitter.com/abWoARvFIC
— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) July 12, 2021
Shockingly enough, a case of beer was seen in one of the pictures — a purchase that requires photo identification.
Did they need an ID to buy that Miller lite? pic.twitter.com/K6IjfxFIFg
— Jeremy Grey (@jeremygrey11) July 12, 2021
To avoid a vote, Texas Democrats jet off to DC on privately chartered planes — maskless, unlike all the little people who fly commercial. What a look. https://t.co/fLkcakHKbn
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 12, 2021
While Democrats cry “RACISM!” over the Lone Star election integrity bill, Republicans remain at their posts in an effort to pass common sense reform. The bill Democrats fear so terribly places added restrictions on mail-in-voting, required photo ID at the polling place, and expanded the freedoms for partisan poll watchers.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth