Texas House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrants for 52 Absent Democrats

House Speaker Dade Phelan on Tuesday signed arrest warrants for the 52 state House Democrats who absented themselves from legislative business in order to block Republican-led election reforms, according to The Dallas Morning News. Earlier in the day, the Texas House of Representatives voted 80-12 to bring back the wayward Democrats. Hours prior to the vote, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Republicans were within their rights to force their colleagues to return. Phelan did not immediately return a request for comment by the Epoch Times. The lone Republican who voted against approving the warrants, Rep. Lyle Larson, criticized the move on Twitter. “Arresting members to come to the house floor. Have we got to the point where we believe our own [expletive] so much that we arrest our own colleagues. Civil discourse took a nasty turn today,” Larson wrote. In a statement on Tuesday, after the Supreme Court ruling, the …Read More

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