Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, is blasting the Democrats for failing to do their jobs.
“None of this is serious and none of this helps Texans,” McDaniel wrote in an op-ed on Fox News. “These Democrats fit right in with the swamp, and their petulant, self-aggrandizing behavior since their arrival has been unbelievable. One state representative waxed poetic about the ‘sacrifice’ his group had made, dramatically tweeting that they had ‘left behind our families, our livelihoods, and our beloved Texas.'”
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“Theatrics, performative stunts, and attempted federal takeovers of our elections do nothing to benefit hardworking Americans. Americans deserve real solutions aimed at securing their ballots and re-establishing widespread confidence in our electoral system,” McDaniel wrote. “And that is exactly what Republicans are offering. Republicans will continue our comprehensive, nationwide efforts to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. Democrats will likely continue their pattern of dishonestly crying out for attention. The American people support real Republican solutions over Democrat drama and lies.”
McDaniel also pointed out the obvious on Newsmax, saying that Republicans would be getting much harsher treatment from the media if the roles were reversed.
“If these were Republican lawmakers skipping town on the taxpayer dime, not wearing masks on the plane, meeting the vice president, getting COVID, this would be all over the news,” she said.
The Republican party of Texas has piled on, criticizing the Dems and calling their actions a “tantrum.”
“It’s not surprising that Democrats would flee the state to prevent free and fair elections,” said party Chairman Matt Rinaldi. “Thankfully, our Governor has the ability to call special sessions until they return and add all of our GOP Priorities to the call. Our Republican Speaker has the ability to revoke committee chairmanships currently held by Democrats, as well. This tantrum won’t prevent the passage of important legislation to protect our elections.”