As I reported last night, the misadventure of the runaway Texas Democrats just got messier last night when it was announced that two more of them have now tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, making that a total of five now, including Celia Israel and Trey Martinez Fischer.
Now, it sounds like at least some of the GOP may have had enough of their antics at his point.
Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, who is the chair of the House Elections Committee, said the Democrats’ flight was pure politics.
“It’s disingenuous, they’re lying and they are playing games with the people of Texas,” Cain said, according to Fox News.
“Anyone that reads it,” Cain said about the controversial voting rights bill that prompted the lawmakers to flee to Washington, D.C. earlier this week citing claims that the bill would suppress voting rights, “realizes it doesn’t criminalize mistakes, it expands voting access, it expands hours, and protects our elections. That’s it.”
Cain claimed that at least three of the runaway Democrats confessed that there was no voter suppression in the bill.
Cain also blasted them for being hypocritical about masks when they made public statements about people wearing masks, with Gene Wu even saying he thought there should be a national mask mandate imposed, yet they weren’t wearing masks on the plane or on most of their interactions.
“My reading of federal transportation law and mask mandates is that the mask rule applies to private charters regardless of whether you’re vaccinated. Humorously, a local ordinance in Washington, D.C. also prohibits a person from importing an alcoholic beverage into the District of Columbia without a permit.”
The Democrats were mocked for having a case of Miller Lite with them during their trip.
But that wasn’t all. Cain questioned whether the folks who were claiming they had tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus were actually positive, suggesting it could all be a “gimmick” to give them an excuse
“I say prove it,” Cain said. “I think it’s an excuse to avoid coming back. They want a reason to do a 14-day quarantine; they don’t want to come back and do their jobs. If they really have it, prove it.”
Cain is the person whose appearance Democrat Gene Wu attacked, comparing him to a serial killer and mocking him wearing a Stetson, not a good move for Wu to make in Texas.
But while Wu has done things like insulting his appearance, Cain has responded with humor.
First, he set a trap for them, as we previously reported.
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Today, since they want to impose a mask mandate on people while not wearing masks themselves, Cain responded with a great take to point out their hypocrisy.
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