Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blasted Democrats for walking out of a state House session, according to The Western Journal.
Greg Abbott said, “Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business.”
“We have special sessions that last 30 days,” Abbott stated.
“And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
“If they do not return to work, they are risking losing their jobs as state representatives for not showing up.”
“What the House of Representatives can do, the speaker can do, is issue a call to have these members arrested.”
“And so if these people want to be hanging out wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year.”
“As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.
“Everybody who has a job must show up to do that job, just like your viewers on watching right now.”
“State representatives have that same responsibility.”
“It’s also important to point out this law that we are seeking to pass adds more hours, not fewer hours, for people to vote.”
“And so we still have the same 12 days of early voting but more hours during that early voting.”
“And get this, we have far more hours of early voting than in the state where President Biden votes in Delaware, where they have exactly zero hours of early voting.”
“Anyone who suggests this deprives anybody the right to vote is just simply flat-out wrong.”
“This provides more hours to vote than ever before allowed under law in the state of Texas.”
“We are determined to kill this bill,” state Rep. Chris Turner stated.
“Texas Democrats’ decision to break a quorum of the Texas Legislature and abandon the Texas State Capitol inflicts harm on the very Texans who elected them to serve.”
“As they fly across the country on cushy private planes, they leave undone issues that can help their districts and our state.”
“The Democrats must put aside partisan political games and get back to the job they were elected to do.”
“Their constituents must not be denied these important resources simply because their elected representative refused to show up to work.”
From The Western Journal:
On Monday, Abbott appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” and said lawmakers will be punished for playing games at the taxpayer’s expense.
The governor said that he will keep calling special sessions until Democrats stop taking their toys and running away.
In an interview with KVUE-TV, Abbott doubled down on his statement that Democrats will pay a price.
Abbott said he will keep calling special sessions until next year’s elections.