Texas Rep. Reacts To Gov. Abbott's Threat Of Defunding Legislature 1

Texas Rep. Reacts To Gov. Abbott’s Threat Of Defunding Legislature

 

Texas Democrats on Sunday stirred up some 'good trouble' in the iconic words of the late Rep. John Lewis, staging a last ditch walkout in order to prevent a vote from being held on a Draconian, new voting bill in the state legislature before a critical midnight deadline. Texas State Rep. Chris Turner, the Democratic caucus chair who organized the walkout, joins Joy Reid on some of what is needed next in the voting rights fight.
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54 comments

  1. Imagine if Biden did that? Threaten to defund Congress and withdraw funding to red states. Fox News would go into meltdown mode

    1. @Alva Gonzalez he’s doing a hundred times better than the orange crook. almost eradicated covid 19.

    2. Even though Trump threatened exactly that to Blue States and Cities. He even wanted to deny NY Vaccines because Cuomo!

    3. @Thomas Lucas Nice try, but WRONG. Putins puppy, Joe Biden. Two Cyber attack and braindead Biden does nothing.
      Biden is too busy sleeping to do anything about Covid. You are delusional

    4. @Thomas Lucas “Almost eradicated Covid 19”?
      Please inform us all how Biden did this.
      You do know Biden has not made any significant changes to Trumps Covid playbook, and even admitted to it?
      Biden also kept the same staff from Operation Warp Speed.

  2. If fascist Abbott wants to cut their salaries then let’s start a “GoFundMe” page for the legislators.

  3. Next time it gets a little cold let them take care of themselves. Maybe they can all go to Cancun with lying Ted.

    1. @C D Why? Because you told us to? Who tf are you and why do your opinions matter? How many people do you think you successfully convince to listen to you every time you copy and paste that response? Why are you using YouTube if you don’t like MSM? Social Media offers platforms used by Mainstream Media, so there’s much confusion as to where you draw your lines between acceptable and not. Its almost as if it makes you a lying hypocrite.

    2. @Google User We don’t lose power in my state when it gets cold. Life goes on as normal. I don’t have a TV. While Ted was on “vacation” AOC raised millions for Texas. I hope the money went to another state.

    3. @V I was hoping that the money AOC raised would go to fight the electricity bills. I have three siblings who live in Texas, and are at the limited mercy of the government and “services”.

    1. Message the White House. Call the White House, att Joe Biden. He can fix this by a number of moves but WON’T.

  4. Abbott/ Bush would be the one to promote such a measure, to “show”. (GTFOH) Bush/ UK’s leftovers of left-to-right pendulum space.

    1. Where’s the justification that there wasn’t any fraud in the election. Dems are scared of election audits why? Because the 2020 election was stolen. Dems need to approve the audits for the justification that they won.

    2. @Andrew Aune You say communist? Only in Russia you can’t vote for anyone other than Putin. Wake up from your cult ideas.

      Republicans are now adult party trying to suppress blue collar workers from voting. (SMH)

  5. That guy clearly loves Springsteen.

    He has his autobiography & a “Springsteen on Broadway” mug.

    1. @Joshua Black Looked him up. He’s a Texas native. I guess he wasn’t born in Jersey lol

  6. The argument of “if we remove the filibuster and then Republicans gain power, then they will enact terrible laws” is erroneous. Remove the filibuster and pass the laws and programs the majority wants.
    If the public STILL votes for Trumpublicans, then it doesn’t matter as the nation is lost already.
    Lead and the majority will follow.

    1. The Republican Party is not interested in passing legislation, just removing or blocking it. In their last 4 years of power they blocked almost every Bill from even being discussed. They are now the party of no government.

    2. @NoneOfYour Beeswax true. That is why they should be consistently voted out of power and away from power until that changes.
      Organise and vote them out or down from all offices locally, municipally, county, state and nationally. Keep at it until they are beaten down to the point of having to address the people and not “other interests”.

    3. How does anyone know what is in the bills that the legislation is trying to pass. Does the state have a website that has the bills up for a vote that has the details of what is in the bill. And a place where you can mark it as in favor, somewhat, like it, or hate it. Law that say they can’t vote on the bill for at least two weeks after it been posted? It might draw out the time it takes to pass some bill, but it would stop the last minutes changes .

    4. @Cliff Johnson your comment smacks of accountability to the voters and good governance. Are you mad boy!? This be the GOP! We deal in fear and Jewish Space lasers!!
      Next you will want representation for your taxation…

  7. *_”You’re not the boss of me.”_*
    ~~ Texas, to America
    _At what point does the GOP stop acting like children?_

    1. And why do we keep bailing them out? Let the do-nothing GOP be accountable for their terrible and inhumane policies.

  8. Nine books everyone should read:
    – ‘The Dictator’s Handbook’
    By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith

    – ‘Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning’
    By: Timothy D. Snyder

    – ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’
    By: Timothy D. Snyder

    – ‘Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America’
    By: Stacey Abrams

    – ‘Surviving Autocracy’
    By: Masha Gessen

    – ‘How Democracies Die’
    By: Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky

    – ‘Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service’
    By: Carol D. Leonnig

    – ‘Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right’
    By: Jane Mayer

    – ‘1984’
    By: George Orwell

  9. If they don’t pay you, don’t work. Don’t unlock the doors to the building to let the politicians in. Don’t empty their trash. Let it pile up in the lunch room. Let rats and roaches take over. Let them clean up their own mess!

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