Priceless: Gov Abbott Gives Dems The Big F-U, Defunds Legislatures After 'Walkout' Stunt!
I would be surprised if we don't see a presidential run from Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the very near future. The wheelchair-bound Republican has already proven to have stronger integrity and a better work ethic than the failed Biden-Harris mess we have crouching in the White House now. In comparison, Abbott has shown a better work ethic and sense of duty than the entire Biden administration combined.
That said, I just loved reading about his next plan of action and I think you will too...
Gov Abbott announced plans to defund Texas Legislature after Democrat lawmakers staged a walkout in protest to new laws meant to strengthen election integrity. Abbott basically slammed Democrats for not doing their job and choosing to showboat on Monday and vowed to veto the section of Texas's budget that funds legislatures.
The Texas Tribune explained:
"Senate Bill 7, a Republican priority bill, is an expansive piece of legislation that would alter nearly the entire voting process. It would create new limitations to early voting hours, ratchet up voting-by-mail restrictions and curb local voting options like drive-thru voting. Democrats had argued the bill would make it harder for people of color to vote in Texas. Republicans called the bill an "election integrity" measure — necessary to safeguard Texas elections from fraudulent votes, even though there is virtually no evidence of widespread fraud."
In response, Abbott threatened to veto funding for the Texas Legislature, which prompted questions about the separation of powers.
"I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature. Article 10 funds the legislative branch. No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities. Stay tuned," Abbott said.
If you ask me, I don't think his threat to veto funds is out of character. Abbott already reallocated Biden's 'stay-at-home' funds to make room for initiatives for employees who go back to work and help employers recover losses in Texas. Lawmakers are just throwing a hissy fit because they're being held to the same standards as the rest of us working-class citizens- in my opinion.
I'm sorry but if we, don't show up for work, I won't get paid... That's life for most of us. It's about time someone held lawmakers to the same standard.