Some journalists have defended and even praised Texas Democratic lawmakers ’decision to leave the state and block Republican-backed voting legislation.
More than 50 members of the Texas House of Representatives fled the state Monday morning to Washington, blocking a quorum meeting to vote on election reform bills in the GOP majority chamber.
On Monday afternoon, some media representatives already praised Democratic lawmakers.
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MSNBC presenter Geoff Bennett said he supports the Texas Democrats, telling a number of guests on the liberal network that Democrats at the national level can learn from their actions.
“It’s very interesting because we have to say that the legislative system in Texas is very different from the legislative system in DC, but you have Democrats at the national level and I mean Democrat voters who look at Texas Democrats. Tell me, not in vain, those people know how to fight and many things that democrats elect at the national level can learn from this, ”he said.
Other journalists turned to social media to express their support, with some speculating that other journalists were reporting that Democrats were “fleeing” from Texas, instead speculating that it was in fact a “power movement”.
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Liberal Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah, the newspaper’s former Global Opinions editor, praised the move as a “power movement” and spread the message that they were “fleeing the state.”
Liberal journalist Jonathan Alter agreed that “we are boycotting.”
ABC News correspondent Rachel Scott deceived the stuntman was aired as Democrats on Monday in World New Tonight, “using the only remaining tool left to block one of the most restricted voting bills in the country.”
Republicans Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Acesparks reporter Laura Ingram on Monday that they would be arrested after they returned to the state and were brought to the Capitol to do business, promising to hold Democratic lawmakers accountable to their constituents.
Acesparks spokeswoman Lindsey Cornick contributed to the report.