We know that runaway Texas House Democrat Gene Wu is having a good time living life as a fugitive; he’s built up quite the reputation as a Twitter troll in the process, posting photos of his breakfast leftovers chewed into a smiley face as a dig on Fox News for covering his “first meal as a fugitive” tweet, a photo of a salad in a styrofoam container. It was fun at first, we guess.
The Daily Mail is reporting that 22 runaway Democrats aren’t having such a great time, and are suing Gov. Greg Abbott for causing them “anxiety, discomfort and distress” for threatening them with arrest should they return to Texas.
Runaway Texas Democrats file lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott for causing them 'anxiety, discomfort and distress' https://t.co/NS7K3A4iAH
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 7, 2021
Andrew Court reports:
On Friday, 22 of the Democrats filed a complaint in federal court in Austin claiming that Republican attempts to bring them home for a special legislative session is a violation of their rights.
The plaintiffs claim they ‘have been deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, [and] suffered much anxiety and distress over the separation from their families.
They also say they have suffered from ‘much discomfort and embarrassment’ because their reputations have been ‘impaired’.
In the suit, the Democrats further allege that they ‘have lost much time from their homes and the companionship and care of their families and have been required to spend substantial sums of money’.
That doesn’t quite fit with the photo of them all smiles and flashing peace signs aboard their private jet out of Texas. Yes, their reputations have been impaired, but they have to realize this entire situation is entirely their own doing.
— Sameer reTweet King Mohan (@sameerMohan2) August 7, 2021
— Lynn Armanino (@lynnarmo) August 7, 2021
— Roy Woods (@woodrobuda) August 7, 2021
What? A least one Dem tweeted about how she’s forced to wash her bra and panties in the sink and dry them on the hotel shower rod.
Just when you think they couldn’t look any more ridiculous
— stupidflanders (@stupidflanders) August 7, 2021
This all seems so stupid and wasting tax money. Just get back to work and do your jobs. Although I do hear Portugal is nice.
— Ideation Nation (@mcupps) August 7, 2021
Was the lawsuit filed from Portugal?
— Amphibious Rodent (@inthecitylimits) August 7, 2021
Hey, those were non-refundable tickets.
So distressed they had, what, cases of Bud Light all over the plane?
— WinonahWrites (@DoubleG95626985) August 7, 2021
They’re from Texas; they could have had Shiner.
— SandyL 🇺🇸 (@saRRLob) August 7, 2021
So they admit that they are whiny little bitches.
— Wes Butler (@WesButler20) August 7, 2021
— Wheres the beef (@StandUpFightBa4) August 7, 2021
What a bunch of pansies. pic.twitter.com/69zYXOgedo
— 🕰🌼 gretchen 🕰🌼 🇺🇸 (@gretchiekc) August 7, 2021
Siri, define frivolous.
— Trip 🐸 (@TroyMichael1) August 7, 2021
— Dusty95 (@Dusty9510) August 7, 2021
Oh for goodness sake. They’re drama queens. He didn’t tell them to flee, he told them to do their jobs.
— ៜυʍʍεʀ ɸẜ ℓɸ⋎ε ☀️🌵🇺🇸 (@aznatyve) August 7, 2021
Yeah, I can see it in their eyes. Bless their little hearts. pic.twitter.com/YgVDi5TH6X
— RUSSIAN🐐SCAPEGOAT ELECT (@anonymityone) August 7, 2021
— rivoli (@rivoli02330813) August 7, 2021
They should be arrested and incarcerated. That should give them stress and anxiety. Don't their jobs require you handle stress and anxiety? No job is stress and anxiety free. What judge would allow this?
— Nickey Moore (@moore_nickey) August 7, 2021
No judge should agree to hear this, but if they do, that photo of them on the plane should be the defense’s first exhibit.
D’OH! Texas Dems supposedly in DC say nobody can prove they’re actually overseas on vacation (then it gets awkward) https://t.co/gJbCxCGzvs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 4, 2021