Behind the Scenes of the Latest Walkout by Texas Democrats Over Proposed New Restrictions on Voting

Behind the Scenes of the Latest Walkout by Texas Democrats Over Proposed New Restrictions on Voting

Democrats from the Texas Legislature prepare to board a private plane from Austin to Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2021.Representative Gina Hinojosa packed in a hurry this morning, stuffing a bag with enough clothes for weeks away from home, just moments before she left her house in Austin. “I can’t talk right now!” the 47-year-old Democrat said, as she zipped up her suitcase. By the afternoon, she sat on a chartered jet packed with dozens of her fellow Texas Democrats, ready to fly to Washington, D.C., in their latest ploy to block Republicans from passing new restrictions on voting. Just 42 days before, Hinojosa had been one of dozens of Democrats to “break quorum” by absenting themselves from the Texas Capitol at the end of the regular legislative session, denying Governor Greg Abbott and the Republican-controlled Legislature the ability to pass Senate Bill 7,…View Original Post

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