It seems that Americans are still on the search for that most elusive of political unicorns – that of the Democrat who will accept responsibility for their own actions.
In an incredible (if slightly predictable) turn of events, almost two dozen lawmakers are suing GOP Texas Governor Greg Abbott following a childish display of political gamesmanship.
The story begins when 22 members of Texas House, turned tail and fled to D.C. so the Texas house wouldn’t have a quorum and thus, wouldn’t be able to vote on an election reform bill. Following the planned exodus of almost two dozen Democratic lawmakers who, Governor Abbott called for their arrest, which the Democratic members retaliated with a lawsuit of their own.
According to an article put out by the Texas Tribune, Abbott has called for the arrest of the more than 50 House Democrats who fled the state last month for Washington, D.C., to block the passage of an elections bill they said would restrict voting rights in the state. Their departure left the House without a quorum, the number of present members needed to pass bills, stalling the chamber’s operations. Phelan put the chamber under a “call” in an effort to regain quorum and signed a civil warrant for state Rep. Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio, after he returned to the Texas House only to depart for the nation’s capital again a few days later.” The article goes on to say that the”…lawsuit also says some individual plaintiffs experienced “retaliatory attacks, threats and attempts at coercion relating to the exercise of their First Amendment rights.”
In what is becoming a predictable and creepy trope within the Democratic party, the retaliatory lawsuit alleges that some of the Democrats have been targeted because of their color. The lack of originality from the Left when it comes to making excuses seems to be paper-thin. Ironic, given the party-sanctioned swerving away from its own responsibilities.
As The New York Post reports, “The plaintiffs were “deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, suffered much anxiety and distress over separation from their families, and much discomfort and embarrassment,” the lawsuit reportedly alleged. The attorney for the litigating Democrats is an ex-lawmaker practicing law under a probationally suspended license”. It’s an exercise in vagueness, emptiness , and evasion, that would make any Democrat proud.