Democrat Texas State Consultant Senfronia Thompson in contrast a risk from Governor Greg Abbott to have her and her colleagues arrested once they return to Texas to the plight of being a “slave” on the run.
Final week, a bunch of over 50 lawmakers took a flight out of state to Washington, D.C. to keep away from voting on Republican election integrity payments within the state legislature.
Abbott nearly instantly warned that “as soon as they (the Texas Democrats) step again into the state they are going to be arrested and introduced again to the Capitol.”
“We refuse to be a hostage, to stay a hostage throughout the state of Texas,” Thompson mentioned at a press convention in Alexandria, Va. late final week.
“And I do know that there are search warrants out for us. I’m able to be arrested,” she continued. “What do you do to a slave when you don’t do nothing however arrest them once they flee?”
“We refuse to be [hostages]…I’m an American and I wish to vote.”
We’re merely asking for the correct to vote. Democrats like Dean @Senfronia4Texas will struggle so long as it takes to fight the exclusionary and discriminatory voter suppression makes an attempt by Republicans. #txlege pic.twitter.com/b1WDc14ikK
— Texas Home Democrats (@TexasHDC) July 17, 2021
Texas Democrat Suggests She’s a ‘Slave’
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Thompson is only one of many Texas Democrats who took the motion of fleeing the state as a way to keep away from engaged on behalf of their constituents and have since been taking part in the sufferer card.
Houston-area consultant Gene Wu sought sympathy for having to eat a salad as a “fugitive.”
Rep. Donna Howard heartbreakingly revealed that she was pressured handy wash her personal laundry for some cause in her $200 per evening resort.
You wager we’re recognizing & honoring our nation’s heritage. As most Texans, tho, that is what we’re doing tonight—utilizing no matter is accessible, uwashing our garments within the sink. #txlege https://t.co/HC8uDSnWk5 pic.twitter.com/DoaatSCqmj
— Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) July 16, 2021
Thompson’s feedback are, maybe, probably the most reprehensible of all.
Nothing fairly minimizes the true tragedy that was slavery in America, a tragedy no Democrat has really lived of their lifetime, than to counsel you’re experiencing what precise slaves skilled.
“We fled Texas,” Thompson admitted, “and in the event that they wish to arrest me, go forward. I’m able to be arrested.”
Good. Then there must be no debate.
“I’m uninterested in sitting as a hostage in a Texas Home of Representatives whereas Republicans strip away the rights of my constituents to vote.”
— TX State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D), who flew into D.C. final evening with TX Democrats to forestall GOP from passing voting restrictions. pic.twitter.com/8oK2aOots5
— The Recount (@therecount) July 13, 2021
Taking part in The Sufferer
Thompson, you might recall, other than wanting you to imagine she is the equal of a ‘slave,’ was the identical Texas Democrat who led her colleagues within the embarrassing stunt of singing “We Shall Overcome” at a press convention early on within the clown present.
This isn’t even good parody. Texas delegates begin singing “we will overcome…” –
“It’s an enormous pitchy for me…” pic.twitter.com/SuEZDVk2Zn
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) July 13, 2021
Except for Texas Democrats suggesting they’re slaves, different members of their get together have in contrast them to heroes of the civil rights motion.
Vice President Kamala Harris mentioned the COVID-spreading runaways “took daring, brave motion consistent with the legacy of Frederick Douglass, to the legacy that entails ladies who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and all these of us who shed blood on the bridge in 1965 to cross the Voting Rights Act.”
Harris’ feedback prompted criticism from Fox Information host Harris Faulkner, who demanded she rethinks her phrases.
“I would like her to acknowledge that persons are not being overwhelmed within the streets proper now, that we aren’t on the similar place that we had been and until we’re very cautious, we may go to new locations we don’t wish to be,” Faulkner mentioned.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) blasted the Texas Democrats for enjoying the sufferer with feedback evaluating themselves to both being a slave or being heroes of the civil rights motion.
You understand this dude spent weeks workshopping this line so he may get it prepared for Hannity.
That is what our elected officers spend their time on nowadays. pic.twitter.com/Rw5st59dMs
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 21, 2021
“They haven’t any foundation to play the sufferer,” Kennedy instructed Fox Information character Sean Hannity, including that they’ll match proper in in Washington as a result of it’s “lots like highschool besides nobody ever graduates.”
The Louisiana Republican then mentioned any Democrats who don’t perceive that voter ID is a necessity are both “so dumb, you lose your house throughout intercourse” or they “wish to cheat.”
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