WATCH: Texas House Sergeant-at-Arms Serving Arrest Warrants to Texas Dems
The spectacle continues.
The Texas House Sergeant-at-Arms served the state Capitol office with 52 civil arrest warrants signed by the House Speaker for the Democrats who walked out of a special legislative session to protest a voting bill back in July.
“Representative Thompson has not voluntarily appeared at the House chamber, and the speaker has signed a warrant on a representative’s civil arrest,” Michael Black, the House Sergeant-at-Arms, said as he delivered the civil warrant to a staffer in State Rep. Senfronia Thompson’s office.
This is getting ridiculous. Are they going to round these Democrats up like an episode of "Cops"? Will they be marched into the Texas State Capitol and told to do their job?
Democrat Ron Reynolds, who is among the Dems still in D.C., says seeing the video of Thompson being served a warrant puts "it in perspective.”
Just across the hall, the Texas Senate is debating the very bill Reynolds and other Democrats fled to fight.
“This, of course, is the bill about accessibility and security of our elections,” bill author State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) said as he laid out the legislation Wednesday.
He and other Republicans call it election integrity, while Democrats call it voter suppression. Democrats said the delivery of these warrants only adds to the tension.
Reynolds said his quorum-breaking colleagues who are still in Texas are worried.
“We’re treated like fugitives on the run. So basically, they have to be conspicuous. They have to hide… they’re not safe at their home, or they can’t go by their district office,” he said.
It's just a shame to see grown men and women acting like kids, throwing a tantrum and running away because they aren't getting their way. It is a shame it has come to this.
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