TX: Abbot Says Fleeing Democrats “Will Be Arrested” When They Return to State

Source: Newsweek

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said that Democratic lawmakers who have left the state can and ‘will be arrested’ upon their return as he pushes ahead with changes in voting laws. Abbott, a Republican, gave an interview to KVUE on Monday about the Democrats’ decision to leave the state and whether the special session of the Texas legislature the governor called can go ahead. The Democratic legislators flew out of Texas to Washington, D.C. on Monday in order to deny the legislature the two-thirds quorum needed in order to conduct business and to pass legislation. … ‘As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.'” (07/13/21)