The Republicans, the American people, and Governor Greg Abbott was tried to deceive by the Texas Democrats but sadly their little stunt failed.
Last month, Democrats in the Texas House rose up and marched off the House floor, breaking quorum and stopping Republicans from passing election reforms and a bail reform bill that Governor Abbott desired.
Typical Democrats, of course…
They don’t get what they want, so they go home with their ball.
Abbott was furious.
To the point that Abbott has vowed to defund the legislative branch for “abandoning their responsibilities.”
And exactly he did…
Based on the Daily Wire reports that Abbott vetoed funding for the state legislature on Friday, carrying out the threat he made last month after Democrats staged a walk-out to block legislation.
“Texans don’t run from a legislative fight, and they don’t walk away from unfinished business,” Abbott said in a statement Friday. “Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session. I, therefore, object to and disapprove of these appropriations.”
Article 10 of the state budget approved by the Legislature on Friday was vetoed by Abbott. Article 10 funds not only lawmakers’ salaries, but also staff and maintenance workers’ salaries, as well as legislative agencies like the Legislative Reference Library.
According to the Legislative Reference Library, Abbott’s veto of Article 10 is unprecedented. Similarly, the Democrats’ walkout in May to stop the passage of legislation that was otherwise on primed to pass was unprecedented in Texas politics.
Good. It’s about time for these communist Democrats who want to make every election into a mail-in ballot scam, are actually held responsible for their actions.
And it’s no surprise that the GREAT state of Texas was the one that held their feet to the fire.