‘I Am Doing My Responsibility,' Says State Representative Who Left Texas 1

‘I Am Doing My Responsibility,’ Says State Representative Who Left Texas

Texas Democrats left the state on Monday as a final move to prevent the  Republican-controlled Legislature from passing a new voting law. State Rep. Jasmine Crockett joins Morning Joe from Washington D.C. to discuss the departure.

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‘I Am Doing My Responsibility,' Says State Representative Who Left Texas

67 comments

    1. LOL Nonsense – it’s obvious the Dems are afraid they won’t be able to cheat as much.

    2. @Ralph Sims And you trolls are really good at copy pasting your exact same replies under multiple different comments. You ain’t sly, chief.

    3. All this voters suppression is nonsense!…2020 saw the record breaking votes in history , Biden toppling the most, how can voter suppression system that you claim it’s suppressing achieve that massive success.

      The voters suppression bill isn’t suppressing you from voting, it only allows CREDIBLE voters to vote with a valid ID. You can’t remove the issue of ID, without your ID you can’t enter your office, schools, buses and some key places. WHy?? To prevent a breach !! Or false entry

      Same applies to this voter suppression bill it mandates legal and easy voting and prevents either Republicans and Democrats from committing FRAUD in next election

      Without an ID there would be untraceable fraud!!

    1. @blhtml I do, and i am not fascist, i am not right wing nor left, I was only pointing out that those democrats are not heros or anything close to being a hero. They dont know how to stand and fight, no backbone

    1. @Ralph Sims right. Cruz was a piece of sh*t who, quite literally, left his constituents in the cold. These Texas dems left to avoid being bullied into voter suppression tactics that would never be reversed, ON BEHALF OF their constituents. Show the senate how it’s done, y’all!!

    2. @Jim Cordock sadly, you’re not overreacting. One party is completely unhinged, detached from reality, on their knees for one failed “leader”, the other has great intentions, but doesn’t have the balls to do what needs to be done. Tough call.

    3. @Sarah the majority, meaning most politicians who forced people on lock down while flying around to go on vacation were Democrats.

      Buy you wouldnt know with all the fake news you consume.

      Whataboutism was made up by people like you who do it 24-7. Just like the racist libidiots who like to call others racist 24-7.

  1. Greg good to see you took some time off killing Texans to go onto Pox news. Best thing you could do; take some time off, that is

    1. all those KARENs flying on a private jet spewing a massive carbon footprint and not wearing masks. this is just another reason people look at democrats as idiots and clowns!

    1. @ORANGE GENERAL the tantrum is suppressing votes based on a big lie 6 month after the republicans lost.. I can’t believe you guys are still on this.. I’m embarrassed for you at this point.. you are not processing grief well at all.. even Hillary had moved on by this point

    2. All this voters suppression is nonsense!…2020 saw the record breaking votes in history , Biden toppling the most, how can voter suppression system that you claim it’s suppressing achieve that massive success.

      The voters suppression bill isn’t suppressing you from voting, it only allows CREDIBLE voters to vote with a valid ID. You can’t remove the issue of ID, without your ID you can’t enter your office, schools, buses and some key places. WHy?? To prevent a breach !! Or false entry

      Same applies to this voter suppression bill it mandates legal and easy voting and prevents either Republicans and Democrats from committing FRAUD in next election

      Without an ID there would be untraceable fraud!!

    3. @Terry Stevens and what’s the difference… dem’s lost the texas state legislature. just saying

    1. Irony…
      When one party blocks any attempt on a vote.
      ID.. so racist… If only America did like every other country in the world.. Oh wait, they use ID.

    2. there arent any black people or minorities claiming they tried to vote but couldnt because of voter suppression. Voter suppression is a left wing conspiracy theory being pushed on the billionaire owned media.

    3. @Dan Archer conservatives are fascists sponsored by ultra-billionaires so the rich can keep ruling us.

    4. @snijtand The Uni Party made of the RINOs DNC and neo-cons who did the Iraq war are owned by the billionaires. the billionaire owned media supported Biden and Hillary who voted for the Iraq war. The DNC is run by multi millionaires like Biden Hillary Obama Bernie Warren Pelosi and funded by billionaires like Buffet and Soros.

  2. WAIT a minute here! Representatives that are actually REPRESENTING their constituents? WHAT A CONCEPT!!! ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVES IN THE MAJORITY WILLING TO DO WHAT THEY WERE ELECTED FOR?

    1. The Texas republicans only represent the rich and wealthy not the minority groups at all. Because the mind set of any republican is that “those poor people can’t help me.” “So off to the oil tycoon who has money in his/her pockets.”

      Remember the republicans are for greed and power and money. Democrats somewhat consider their supporters and sometimes listen and change laws for the betterment of man kind.

      So every single Democrat in every single state, GET OUT AND

      VOTE BLUE IN ’22!
      and every election year too…

    2. They are AWOL during a mandated special session, knucklehead. They knew that they were breaking the law in Texas when they were doing it.

      Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  3. Notice how one group is supporting the Constitution and one wants to run around it and rewrite it

    1. @Cognitive Supreme Well, I read the legislation they are proposing and it certainly does work toward suppressing votes. It also opens the door for partisan poll watchers to disrupt the vote and for people helping disabled voters to have felony charges leveled against them for helping disabled citizens exercise their rights. Lets also not forget that during the first round of these proposed legislations, the gop went in and made changes to the laws without allowing for a review and debate by their democratic colleagues. Which is shady af. The target of these laws appear to most heavily impact more democratically leaning areas. I get it, you want your side to win. Nothing wrong with competition. But the movement across the country seems to be shortening voting times, which impacts the working class, making it more difficult for the poor and the disabled to vote, allowing for intrusive poll watching tactics that heavily favor republicans, reducing the numbers of polling stations, making it illegal to rideshare to vote, changing id requirements while simultaneously making it more costly or difficult to get an id, purging voter rolls without cause, making it easier to disrupt polling locations, reducing the number of ballot boxes, disallowing mail in voting for a larger number of people, etc. This is a wide spread attack on voting process in America. Tx is just a part of it.

    2. @Cognitive Supreme also, ironically enough, repeating that the last election was stolen without a single shred of evidence and even having the lawyers pushing that lie bail on it in court, doesn’t make it true that the election was stolen. My question is, why didn’t republicans have an issue with any of these laws in previous elections. Not a peep about it in 2014-2016 but since losing the house and the senate and the presidency, suddenly, now… the laws have to be changed. smh. Could that be more transparent?

    3. @Nicole Powers Did I say any of that? Nope! I’m sure you cried that about 2016 though. I’m guessing 4 years of it.

    4. @Cognitive Supreme   lol no, I said those things because they are pertinent to the discussion. Nothing happens in a bubble. All of these new laws are a direct result of Republican losses due to greater numbers of democratic voters. What you said is that I don’t understand what I’m talking about but my explanation of what these laws do, who they target and when they were inacted show that yes, I do understand. And you are correct about my unhappiness with the trump presidency. Bs tax cuts, a rise in violent crime, corporate welfare and the blocking of anything that is beneficial for the average citizen all while making money hand over fist off taxpayers is a problem for me. Thank god he lost.

    5. @Nicole Powers
      You did not read the Texas voting bill…you got all your talking points from 1 sided liars about the bill. (Just like Arizona and Georgia bills that are not suppressed)
      Texas will not allow a county (Harris) to make up their own voter laws like in 2020. Texas also says, if 2 million registered voters vote and 2.5 million ballots are counted, Texas will not certify the results until its investigated. Texas will not allow mobile polling stations or unsecured ballot boxes that incite ballot harvesting. Texas has extended the days and hours of early voting. Texas allows poll watchers of every party and does not allow food or gift cards to be given out within x amount of feet of poll stations. The law is not suppression on 1 minority, it effects all Texans, taking the federal government list of people that have died, US postal service records of people moved and erasing them from voter rolls is a good thing.. , and eliminating mass mail in ballots without requested by people…if you can not get out and vote during places , times and days indicated..you aren’t trying to vote.

  4. i’m behind u all the way. it’s really sad when elected officials get in office and forget who put them there and get power hungry and greedy for cash.

  5. She’s amazing. All the Texas Democrats are. The US Senate needs to look at their fight and use their democratically given power to protect all Americans’ vote.

    1. Like Georgians in the runoff….. These Texans are fighting for ALL AMERICANS!!! “Vote BLUE!!! Nomatter what the republicans do!!!”

    2. Amazing for lying and not doing their jobs, while slapping democracy in the face. Yep, amazing!

    3. @snijtand So she refused to do her job that they elected her to do. The democratic way to fight it is to vote. Not to bright are you.

  6. Absolutely the correct thing to do. We need to shut down these Draconian voter suppression laws.

    1. explain the “suppression”. They wasting tax payer money and they’re voted into this position it’s far from the “right thing to do”.

    2. If anyone were to up and leave their job like this they would be terminated. The same should go for these bozos.

    3. Spitting out racist disinformation propaganda from TV shows like “msnbc” doesn’t make you sound smart…

  7. When a democracy start implementing new laws to restrict voting… you know that democracy is finish. Voting is the whole thing about democracy.

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