Two more Texas Democrats have tested positive for the coronavirus after fleeing to Washington, D.C. This news comes after initial reports of three members of the group tested positive last week.
Photos emerged of the democrats packed into a private jet with no masks and enjoying alcohol as they refused to take part in legitimate democratic processes in the state of Texas by fleeing to D.C.
“In light of some positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend, the House Democratic Caucus has decided to go beyond CDC guidance and provide daily rapid tests for all Members and staff in Washington, D.C., for this week,” the Texas House Democrats said in a statement. “As part of this precautionary testing, today two additional Members who were fully vaccinated tested positive. All of the HDC Members who tested positive are feeling good, with no symptoms or only mild symptoms.”
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Late last week, three Texas Democrats tested positive for the coronavirus after they met Vice President Kamala Harris. “Friday night, a Member of the Texas House Democratic Caucus tested positive for COVID,” the Texas House Democrats said on Saturday. “Saturday morning, two additional Members, each of whom are also fully vaccinated, tested positive on a rapid test.”
Harris praised the Texas House Democrats on Tuesday of last week for refusing to participate in the legitimate democratic process in their home state, saying, “You are doing this in support and defense of some of our nation’s highest ideals.”
More than 50 Democrats fled the state on private planes so there would not be enough legislators present for a variety of bills to be passed, including voter integrity laws, bills that would protect girls from having to compete against biological males in sports, fund arrests of illegal aliens, clampdown on abortion, and crackdown on racist Critical Race Theory being taught in schools.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News on Monday night that Democrats who fled the state to stop the state’s legislature from voting on bills during a special legislative session will “be arrested” the moment that they step foot back in the state and hauled to the state Capitol to do their jobs.
“What the law is, it’s in the Constitution, and that is the house, the State House of Representatives who were here in the Capitol in Austin right now, they do have the ability to issue a call to have their fellow members who are not showing up to be arrested, but only so long as that arrest is made in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “That’s why they have fled the state. Once they step back into the state of Texas, they will be arrested and brought to the Texas Capitol, and we will be conducting business.”