Texas Dems in the state House of Representatives walked out en masse Sunday night, preventing the majority Republicans from reaching a quorum and voting to pass a new voting law:
Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives kept a bill with sweeping new voting restrictions from passing by walking out shortly before a midnight deadline, denying the majority Republicans a quorum. https://t.co/7I6tmI2kD6
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 31, 2021
You see, filibuster-like tactics employed by the minority party are good now:
Apparently the minority party blocking bills isn’t a grave “threat to democracy” when Democrats do it. https://t.co/gnPkCsfGdN
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) June 1, 2021
Funny how this works?
The minority blocking the majority is good now https://t.co/MdmX40UHSs
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) June 1, 2021
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheered on Texas Dems over the procedural move:
Don't mess with Texans' voting rights.
We're in a battle to save our democracy. Bravo to Texas Democrats who are leading the fight.https://t.co/rgeBYKCX02
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2021
This, of course, is the same Hillary Clinton who wants to abolish the filibuster in the U.S. Senate:
We can preserve the filibuster, or we can preserve the voting rights of people of color. But we can't do both. pic.twitter.com/TFvfe7vEKs
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 8, 2021
What a hypocrite.