Texas Dems who fled state to avoid vote sue Abbott for ‘distress’

Texas Democrats fled state to avoid vote on election law. (screenshot)

The Texas Democrats that fled the their state on a private plane several weeks ago to avoid a vote on new election laws are now suing Governor Greg Abbott for causing them ‘distress.’

Remember, it was these lawmakers who caught COVID-19 on their trip to D.C. That was shortly after taking and posting a selfie of themselves on the plane without masks on. Mind you, these lawmakers have no problem reprimanding the public for not wearing masks but they apparently have a different set of rules for themselves.

It’s actually like watching a really bad 1970s film and hoping the ending will make sense, which of course, it never does.

The Democratic lawmakers noted in their complaint that the distress they are feeling is due to Abbott’s threat to arrest them when they returned to the state for actually not doing the job they are required to do.

In my opinion, their actions are not only embarrassing but expose the fragility and weakness of the Democratic Party. Come on Republican Party, there is no reason why there should ever be a threat of Texas going blue.

On Friday, 22 of the Democrats filed a complaint in federal court in Austin claiming that Republican attempts to bring them home for a special legislative session is a violation of their rights.The plaintiffs claim they ‘have been deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, [and] suffered much anxiety and distress over the separation from their families.They also say they have suffered from ‘much discomfort and embarrassment’ because their reputations have been ‘impaired’.In addition to Abbott, GOP House Speaker Dade Phelan and State Rep. James White are also named as defendants in the suit.

The Daily Mail

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