Abbott to Arrest Democratic Lawmakers

‘Abbott Threatens to Arrest Democratic Lawmakers Who Fled Texas to Block Voting Bill’

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) threatened to arrest Democratic state legislators who decided to ‘flee’ to Washington to avoid the quorum needed to vote on the Republican Party’s electoral reform bill.

In an interview with Fox News, Abbott criticized the Democrats and stated that ‘the missing legislators will be arrested when they return to the state.’

Abbott clarified that members of the Texas House of Representatives who are in the state can call for the arrest of their colleagues for not showing up to vote: ‘Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol.'”

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