On July 12th Kamala Harris set the tone for the Biden-Harris regime’s reaction to Texas’ Democrat legislators upping the ante by not only walking out of the Austin Capitol complex to prevent a quorum but fleeing the state entirely, triggering Republicans to call for their arrest.
As the Democrat-Socialists in power continue to propagate the false narrative that election integrity laws somehow restrain American citizens unreasonably from casting their vote and dishonestly frame the controversy as a battle for “voting rights” Harris is dutifully parroting the party line. This is made all the more painfully ironic by the fact that “voting rights” are in fact endangered by unrestricted mail-in voting and federalization that the Democrats are pushing and enhanced by greater election security the GOP seeks.
“I do believe that fighting for the right to vote is as American as apple pie.”
— ABC News (@ABC) July 13, 2021
At a speaking event in Detroit, Harris told the crowd,
“I applaud them standing for the rights of all Americans and all Texans to express their voice through their vote, unencumbered,” Harris said. “I will say that they are leaders who are marching in the path that so many others before did, when they fought and many died for our right to vote.”
“Fighting for the right to vote is as American as apple pie,” she added.
If she truly felt that way, she too would be calling for greater security, integrity, and scrutiny to ensure that no legally cast votes are canceled out by those fraudulently cast.
The Texas WalkOut Harris Supports… Until She Doesn’t
The spectacle of a Legislative walkout or even jumping state isn’t new. After Texas Democrats bailed down the block and stood in front of a church for a photo-op in June, many who’ve studied politics figured something like the Texas House Democrats’ melodramatic escape from Austin to D.C. by plane would be coming. It’s not the first time State legislators have pulled this little stunt, in fact for the Oregon GOP it’s kind of par for the course. Among political scientists and strategists, the tactic has become an accepted last-ditch stalling tactic, albeit still widely considered something of a “dick move” and the height of stupidity.
Smiling House Dems fly off to DC on a private jet with a case of Miller Lite, breaking House quorum, abandoning their constituents, while the Senate still works. It’s my hope that Senate Dems report tomorrow to do what they were elected to do. We will vote on #SB1. #txlege pic.twitter.com/5Kcc4emNFg
— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) July 12, 2021
National Review wrote,
“Beginning in 2019 and continuing on into the plague year, Oregon Republicans — a minority in the state legislature — started staging walkouts so as to deny the Democratic majority the quorum they’d need to pass their legislative priorities. The state’s constitution requires two-thirds of legislators to be present.
Among the outraged was Vox’s David Roberts, who accused Oregon Republicans — or, as he put it, “a handful of white people from the far right” — of “holding the state government hostage.” According to Roberts, the walkout represented nothing less than “an extraordinary escalation of anti-democratic behavior from the right, gone almost completely unnoticed by the national political media.”
The woke-left absolutely howled in indignation for days and days as the drama played out in 2019 Portland. The same writers today are heaping praise on the Texas Democrats who are doing: the EXACT. SAME. THING. Isaac Schorr of National Review observed that indeed, “The Senate filibuster, with its 60-vote threshold to override it, is a less powerful minority tool than denying quorum — and one with a long, bipartisan history.”
Now could you imagine the absolutely overwhelming HYPOCRISY if a party that supports a minority in the house denying a quorum by fleeing the state suddenly decided that the filibuster was “undemocratic”?!?!?
Oh… wait… SERIOUSLY?!?!