The GOP Case Against Texas’s Proposed New Voting Restrictions
Texas politicians and journalists often use football metaphors to describe legislative efforts. Representative Bryan Slaton “threw a Hail Mary pass” when he unsuccessfully attempted to tack an amendment restricting medical treatment for transgender children onto an unrelated bill about a cost-saving drug program. When a flustered House Elections Committee chairman Briscoe Cain called a hearing on a bill he claimed to have written and then abruptly adjourned the meeting after it became clear he hadn’t even read the legislation, he had “fumbled the ball on the goal line.” Now San Antonio representative Lyle Larson, a die-hard Aggie, has a new football metaphor in mind for Republican colleagues who, a year after the Texas GOP withstood what Democrats promised would be a “blue wave” and won…View Original Post
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