FIRST Acesparks: Texas. Representative Briscoe Kane sharply criticized the dozens of Democrats who fled the state capital earlier this week, and they left only for political reasons.
“It’s incompatible, they’re lying, and they’re playing a game with the people of Texas,” Kane, a Republican and chairman of the House Election Commission, told Acesparks.
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“Everyone who reads,” Kane said of the controversial voting right bill lawmakers to escape to Washington, DC earlier this week, the bill claimed to suppress voting rights, “understand that mistakes will not be prosecuted, exclude the right to vote, increase hours and protect our elections.”
Kane said that eventually Democrats will have no choice but to return to Texas and that there is “no reason to negotiate with them” because of their “malicious” actions, and he hopes the legislature can pass a stronger bill when he returns. did.
Cain said at least three of the fleeing lawmakers have acknowledged that the bill does not suppress voters, but have left the capital anyway and openly stated their existence.
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When the Democrats flew to Washington (DC) on a private plane, they were has been widely criticized on social media to take an unmasked group photo on an airplane, many are hypocrites because they have made a clear statement about the importance of masks and the severity of coronavirus ndemic levels, especially under commercial rules that commercial air passengers are required to wear masks on planes.
Cain agreed to these criticisms and said they had broken the law several times during the trip.
“My reading of federal transportation law and mask mandates is that the mask rule applies to private regulations regardless of whether you are vaccinated. The joke is that a local ordinance in Washington state also prohibits a person from bringing alcohol into Columbia County without permission.”
Lawmakers posed for pictures with alcohol while traveling to Washington, which also drew criticism on social media.
Kane responded with skepticism on Saturday to the news that three members of the Democratic group had tested positive for the coronavirus, saying staying longer in Washington could be a political “trick”.
“I say prove it,” Cain said. “I think that’s an excuse not to come back. They want a reason to do a 14-day quarantine; they don’t want to come back and do their job. If they really have it, prove it.”
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It is unknown when the Democrats plan to return to Texas amid growing Republican frustration. Earlier this week, Texas Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan announced that a plane was arriving in Washington for the return of Democrats.
“I urge all of our colleagues in DC to contact their staff immediately to secure their seats on the plane to do state work and return to Austin,” said Speaker Dade Felan. said in a statement. “Texas is waiting.”