Happening Now: Things are heating up in the battle over voting rights legislation in Texas. Now, Democrats may be arrested for abandoning the legislature.
“Texas House Republicans have approved an arrest warrant to bring House Democrats who fled the state back to the statehouse for the special session,” according to KTRK. [emphasis added]
“Tuesday morning, the House returned to work after adjourning for the weekend. They couldn’t debate or vote on bills because 57 Democrats didn’t show up.
“Republicans were able to approve a measure to compel lawmakers to return to Austin. The arrest warrant tells the sergeant at arms and Texas Department of Public Safety to arrest state representatives who broke quorum and bring them back.” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to KTRK.
This is a breaking news report and will be updated if warranted…
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BREAKING: Texas House Republicans have approved an arrest warrant to bring House Democrats who fled the state back to the statehouse for the special session – KTRKhttps://t.co/G8J3asON6v pic.twitter.com/akxuj2x1i1
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