Texas Speaker Signs First Warrant of Democrats Fleeing State to Block Voting Bill


Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) signed an arrest warrant for Democrats who fled the state earlier this month to prevent Republicans from passing the new voting restrictions. Washington Post Report..

Important reason: The warrant signed on Sunday is the first to lawmakers. It directs law enforcement to detain state legislator Philip Cortez after he returns to Austin. According to the post, it is unlikely to be implemented soon, as it cannot be enforced outside Texas.

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What they are saying: “Last week I worked with Republican leaders to reach an HB 3 resolution. “

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