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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:20 AM

Remember the DeLay days when the Dems left TX to protest gerrymandering?

Repukes just love to hate democracy

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Reply Remember the DeLay days when the Dems left TX to protest gerrymandering? (Original post)
Roland99 Jul 2021 OP
bottomofthehill Jul 2021 #1
ananda Jul 2021 #2
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2021 #7
FBaggins Jul 2021 #8
iemanja Jul 2021 #3
Rebl2 Jul 2021 #4
herding cats Jul 2021 #6
AllaN01Bear Jul 2021 #5

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:21 AM

1. Yes and he used the FAA to track them down

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:22 AM

2. Yes. They were arrested and brought back from Oklahoma.

I've never had my vote for Congress count since.

Delay gerrymandered my district strictly for Mike McCaul.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:34 AM

7. How did they get arrested in OK?

From what I heard this morning, and when that happened, there's no authority to act outside TX. And it's not a crime, so there's no provision for extradition. It is a rule violation, and should be referred to as "detain" not "arrest". It's not up to Gov. Asshole no matter how much chest-thumping he's been doing. The TX House Speaker has to order them detained at the capitol.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:39 AM

8. That isn't correct

They were subject to arrest, but Texas law enforcement doesn't have jurisdiction in Oklahoma.

In that case, our minority was a little smaller and it only took one returning Democrat (John Whitmire) to meet the quorum requirement. It took about six weeks.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:22 AM

3. Weren't the Republicans able to get around the no quorum issue?

back then?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:58 AM

4. I seem

to remember republicans doing the same thing a few years ago, but donít remember what state it was.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:31 AM

6. Oregon, if I recall correctly. nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:27 AM

5. i thought some dems fled into canada to protest votes that way and the governor

sent the state police after them , but the mounties stopped them cold from going into canada .?

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