A group of Texas Democrats fled the state for the nation’s capital on Monday in order to prevent the passage of a Republican-backed election security bill. Now, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to have the lawmakers arrested upon their return.
More than 50 Democrats in the Texas House fled to Washington, D.C., to prevent Republicans from reaching the two-thirds quorum required to do business in the chamber. Abbott slammed Democrats for leaving the state during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday and threatened that the lawmakers “will be arrested” upon their return.