Texas Democrats are getting a ‘talking to’ from some of their own. A prominent local newspaper in Texas is warning lawmakers that fled their state to hole up in Washington, D.C., that voters are taking note. (Story continues beneath video.)
The Democrats are trying to avoid voting on a bill that would shore up the integrity of elections after questions from the most recent presidential elections.
“We suspect they are the kind of Texans who get tired of a bunch of theater and noise from their elected officials,” wrote the Dallas Morning News Editorial board. “The kind who can separate legislative fact from political rhetoric. The kind who remember and vote. Those are who the Texans Democrats ought to be thinking about while they are in the nation’s capital instead of their own state’s. Because those people are thinking about them.”
Five of those Democrat have tested positive for COVID after meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Earlier today, it was brought to our attention that two of the members at that meeting tested positive for COVID-19,” Symone Sanders, a top advisor for Harris, said in a statement. “Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined.”
The Dallas Morning News went on to warn Democrats that this political stunt will hurt them come November.
“Voters are aware that there are serious legislative matters that deserve a vote in Austin right now,” the news outlet wrote. “Even if we set aside the most controversial measures Gov. Greg Abbott has put on the agenda, there are broadly good bills that Texans of every political stripe want passed. That includes property tax relief for seniors and the disabled; an expansion of the property tax exemption rule so people can claim exemptions in the same year they purchase a home; a critical appropriations measure for the state’s foster care system; and an additional annual retirement check for teachers among other bills.”