Abbott Says Democrat Lawmakers Who Fled Texas Will Be Arrested When They Return

Abbott Says Democrat Lawmakers Who Fled Texas Will Be Arrested When They Return

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said that Democrat lawmakers who left the state to impede the Republicans quorum to convene a special legislative session on an election reform bill will be arrested when they return.

Texas House Democrats boarded a charter flight to DC on Monday in order to stop the passage of the bill.

The Hill reports that the bill limits on early voting and curbside voting, banned round-the-clock voting centers and voting facilities in outdoor structures like parking garages, eliminated straight-ticket voting and limited the use of drop boxes.

After they fled the state, Governor Abbott said that he will have the lawmakers arrested and hold them inside the state Capitol “until they get their job done.”