We’re doing this again? It was June when California added five states to its list of places where state-funded travel was banned over “anti-transgender” laws. Now the City of Portland is officially cutting ties with Texas, banning trade with the state and forbidding state employees to travel there on the city’s dime, all in response to Texas’ heartbeat law going into effect.
We’re old enough to remember when Hollywood was going to pull all of its television and movie production out of Georgia over the signing of a heartbeat bill there.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 7, 2021
“The Portland City Council stands unified in its belief that all people should have the right to choose if and when they carry a pregnancy and that the decisions they make are complex, difficult, and unique to their circumstances,” reads a statement by the city council.
Wonder if Portland would trade with China but not Texas. https://t.co/MB1frDhMzr
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) September 7, 2021
I believe Oregon does much more trading with China than Texas.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 7, 2021
Antifa broke you. You are weak and incompetent @tedwheeler
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) September 7, 2021
— Tacos are a human right (@clukens1) September 7, 2021
— pittengineer75 (@pittengineer75) September 7, 2021
Like Texans really care about Portland.
— Marshall Collins (@BelleOakesFarms) September 7, 2021
Does he promise? Get it in writing.
— KP Saved by Grace (@DrKPrather) September 7, 2021
I feel like Texas is doing something right if Portland doesn’t agree with it.
— Todd Nickels (@todd_nickels) September 7, 2021
Said it before and it bears repeating. If Texas was sovereign state they’d would be the 9th largest economy in the world. They will do just fine without Portland—and, of course, this political theater.
— KingofSwank (@kevin86208069) September 7, 2021
Texas be like pic.twitter.com/FVHR4saoyN
— Johnny “Arrest Fauci” Covfefe (@JohnnyHollywood) September 7, 2021
— 1-0 Michigan Football 2021🟡👑🇯🇲🇺🇸GO BLUE 〽️🏀 (@JohnBlazeWolver) September 7, 2021
If it means Mayor Ted has to keep Antifa there for Portland’s exclusive entertainment then I’d say this is a net positive.
— Chris Mykrantz (@chrismykrantz) September 7, 2021
Hahaha don’t need your woke vegan BBQ sauce
— ⚡️Erick Brockway⚡️ (@erickbrockway) September 7, 2021
Texas just keeps on winning
— JCaesar (@JCaesar007) September 7, 2021
So now Texas has to buy their Antifa shirts from a different state? Not a big loss.
— Tom Slick (@dougsterling1) September 7, 2021
Two Words ➡️ Commerce Clause pic.twitter.com/ePqjl1tW7Y
— Jessica Starns-Debetaz (@jstarns101) September 7, 2021
Doesn't interstate trade fall under federal jurisdiction?
— Hivetech (@HTechz) September 7, 2021
Yes, this would be smacked down in court instantly, if it was anything more then bluster. There would be ways to direct local gov purchases away from Texas-made products, but have fun figuring out what those were. And not violating some law on good-governance.
— Ghosty (@LaughingGhosty) September 7, 2021
Texas must be devastated
— Steve (@stevelutz0611) September 7, 2021
Damn, you’ve sure shown them!
— Tom (@ShutupMax1) September 7, 2021
Really gonna feel this the next time I’m in Waco and wanna buy a glittery dildo and/or blackberry jam with a hammer and sickle on the jar.
— ✝️ Zombee (Listen to Sunday School) ✝️ (@zombee_tv) September 7, 2021
I don’t think Texas needs any purple hair dye and Molotov cocktails.
— Chris Honeycutt (@ChrisHoneycutt) September 7, 2021
— The Fuzz (@Texanfuzz414) September 7, 2021
Oh no, one whole city. The devastation.
— Thomas Morris Jr. (@ThomasWNY) September 7, 2021
Not that this would affect texas, but if this is the precedent they are setting, red states should deny food to blue states. See what happens
— Rhian Fazzini🅨 (@RhianFazzini) September 7, 2021
No food until you get Antifa under control.
‘You made our day!’ Clint Eastwood gets a standing ovation for refusing to cave to celeb boycott of Georgia over heartbeat law https://t.co/Np940zW8SK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2019