Democrats Who Fled Texas To Subvert Democracy Mocked For Playing Victim Card: ‘You Guys Are Pathetic’
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: Joined by other state House Democrats, Texas State Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Dean of the Texas delegation, speaks during a news conference on voting rights outside the U.S. Capitol on July 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. More than sixty Texas House Democrats left the state overnight to Washington, DC, in order to block a voting restrictions bill by denying a Republican quorum. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest the legislators when they returns to the state.
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Texas Democrats were widely mocked online at the start of this week as they fled the state to stop legitimate democratic processes from taking place in the state legislature.

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.

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.

Many online noted that the Texas Democrats brought cheap beer with them as they fled the state, eventually boarding private jets to Washington, D.C., while not wearing masks.

James Talarico was the most widely mocked Democrat after he portrayed himself as a hero was who made a “sacrifice” while he subverted democracy.

“Just landed in Memphis on our way to DC. Thank y’all for your well wishes. We left behind our families, our livelihoods, & our beloved Texas. But our sacrifice is nothing compared to the sacrifices brave Americans have made throughout history to protect the sacred right to vote,” Talarico tweeted. “We’re prepared to stay out of Texas for the rest of the session. This decision wasn’t easy. Many of my colleagues left kids, elderly parents, & sick loved ones. Many are risking their day jobs & their seats in the House. But we won’t sit by & watch democracy wither on the vine.”

Responses included:

  • Curtis Houck, NewsBusters editor: “How many Miller Lites deep are you to have thought this was worth tweeting?”
  • Elijah Schaffer, The Blaze: “This guy thinks he’s a hero because he flew to DC in an air conditioned plane for a political stunt – the utter narcissism and self glorification shows you just how ‘out of touch’ these loser politicians are.”
  • Richard Grenell, former Acting Director of National Intelligence: “You flew on a private jet to avoid your job responsibilities. This is like running out of the room with your fingers in your ears. This is no profile in Courage.”
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX): “Hard to imagine a more delusional group of people – thinking that lying about these bills, hopping on a chartered flight, sipping beer, and skipping work is ‘sacrifice.’ You guys are pathetic. Totally pathetic.”
  • Ned Ryun: “Translation: we’ll do anything to avoid free and fair elections, even fleeing our state to try and thwart the democratic process.”
  • Matt Whitlock, political strategist: “I’m sorry but these guys just took a beer-filled party bus to a private plane (with no masks) to get out of work and want credit for ‘leaving behind their families and livelihoods?’ You’re going to Washington to party with special interest supporters, not Nam.”

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Responses to additional Texas Democrats who were mocked or criticized for their stunt included:

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