Samuel Case, FISM News
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered a new special legislative session, following several political stunts from Democratic state lawmakers to stall a vote on election security and other Republican priorities.
In May, Texas House Democrats staged a walk-out to prevent the voting reform legislation from going to a vote. This move promoted a special session, in which 57 Democrats then left the state to avoid a quorum. The Democratic lawmakers remain out of state, despite a House vote to return to the state and their jobs “under warrant of arrest, if necessary.”
The Governor promised he’d continue to call “special session after special session,” until the AWOL Democrats returned to Texas to “do their job.”
I will continue to call special session after special session to reform our broken bail system, uphold election integrity, and pass other important items that Texans demand and deserve. Passing these Special Session agenda items will chart a course towards a stronger and brighter future for the Lone Star State.
Press secretary for the governor, Renae Eze, told Fox News: “If they didn’t want to do their job to debate and vote on the issues, they shouldn’t have run for office.” She added, “Governor Abbott will continue working with the members in Austin and fighting for the future of our state, calling special session after special session to ensure this critical legislation is passed.”