Democrat lawmakers who bolted from Texas are asking for “care packages” while they hang out in Washington, D.C., to block the Republican’s election integrity bill effort.
💙 Our Dems in DC said they’d appreciate care packages from home. Before 5pm Tues, we're collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping. TY!
📍 9am-5pm, M-F 1414 N. Washington Ave, Dallas pic.twitter.com/PgZHQTy10h
— Dallas Democrats (@dallasdemocrats) July 24, 2021
Bolting from Texas earlier this month, Democrats prevented the legislature from having a quorum to vote on the bill.
NBC News Dallas reported:
Private planes carrying more than 50 Democrats left Austin for Dulles International Airport midafternoon, skipping town just days before the Texas House of Representatives was expected to give early approval to sweeping new voting laws in a special legislative session. The numbers meant the House would not have enough lawmakers in attendance to conduct business and could not, at least for now, vote on the bill.
The Democrats promoted their protest by posting a photo of themselves on a plane.
ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. https://t.co/YOuOMb0A2m pic.twitter.com/abWoARvFIC
— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) July 12, 2021
The Democrat legislators cried racism over the law.
The Daily Caller reports:
Despite claims from the legislators that the law in question is “racist” and restricted voter access, the new law actually expands access to the polls while scrapping pandemic-related voting measures, such as drive-through and 24-hour-voting. The state also seeks to require voter identification.
Critics of the request commented on social media.
Hahahaha! These enemies of democracy are pretending like they are in Iraq or Afghanistan. The only “care package” they deserve is a pair of handcuffs delivered to them upon their return https://t.co/bqeBuaFV1r
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 26, 2021
These utter morons have been gone for literally only days and want a care package mailed from Texas for a photo op with stuff they could buy at a local CVS.
Salsa and first aid? 😂😂😂😂😂
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 26, 2021
Here's a link to @FeedingAmerica where you can support a worthwhile charity helping Americans in need instead of throwing money at these private jet flying covid infecting moronshttps://t.co/2r3eKSOqSd
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 25, 2021
Democrat lawmakers hiding out in Washington, D.C. to avoid their duties is outrageous and so is their request for free stuff to enable their negligence.