Conservative broadcaster Clay Travis said Monday that the Texas Democratic lawmakers who are still hunkered down in Washington, D.C. aren’t just spreading COVID-19, “they are super-spreading stupidity” by asking for taxpayer-funded care packages.
“Not only are they super-spreading COVID, they are super-spreading stupidity and that is a bad combination … to be bringing both to our nation’s capital where certainly stupidity is super-spreading throughout the Democratic caucus for a very long time ever since they got woke and started to go broke on ideas,” Travis said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The Democratic legislators fled the state in order to block a Republican election integrity measure and are receiving a per diem allowance of $221. (RELATED: ‘I’m Asking The Questions’: Pete Hegseth Fires Back At Fugitive Texas Democrat Who Tries To Make His Interview About Trump)
The Dallas Democrats suggested Saturday the lawmakers would “appreciate care packages from home” and listed a series of items to include.
💙 Our Dems in DC said they’d appreciate care packages from home. Before 5pm Tues, we’re collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping. TY!
📍 9am-5pm, M-F 1414 N. Washington Ave, Dallas pic.twitter.com/PgZHQTy10h
— Dallas Democrats (@dallasdemocrats) July 24, 2021
Travis quipped that Republicans should immediately begin sending care packages to the group — ones that included a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
“The idea that these taxpayer-funded politicians would be also requesting for taxpayers to provide them free gear is vintage Democrats in 2021,” Travis continued, saying the list of demands closely resembles those of his 10-year-old children.
“They have the exact same requests and they are just as pathetic as you would imagine for grown adults asking for handouts but it perfectly fits the modern-day Democratic Party.” (RELATED: Texas Democrats Airs Her Dirty Laundry, Including Her Bra, In Rebuttal To Republican Criticism)
“If you start requesting a care package and you are an elected official and a politician, it is a pretty big indictment of your decision-making,” the commentator said, noting that the Democrats can go home at any time. “All of this is just conspiring to make the Texas Democrats look even more ridiculous than they already did and I didn’t think that was possible.”
The Democrats’ sojourn is costing the members about $1.5 million as they use their personal resources and fundraising to pay for the trip. The group spent $100,000 alone on a private charter jet paid for by the House Democratic Caucus, according to NBC News.