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Texas House Speaker Issues First Arrest Warrant For Fugitive Democrat Who Fled State

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Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) issued an arrest warrant on Sunday for Democratic Rep. Philip Cortez, who fled the state along with other Democrats to Washington DC in order to stonewall a pair of GOP-backed election integrity bills (and then became super-spreaders).

Speaker Dade Phelan presides over the Texas House of Representatives. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

 

Citing his constitutional duty to do so, Phelan ordered the sergeant-at-arms or "any officer appointed by him" to arrest Cortez, after the Democratic Rep. vowed to return to Austin for a "good faith dialogue" with his colleagues on the voting legislation. Cortez, however, made a quick 180 and returned to Washington to rendezvous with almost 60 Democratic lawmakers, according to the Washington Examiner.

"After discussions on improving House Bill 3 have not produced progress, I have rejoined my Democratic colleagues in Washington, D.C. I stand firm in my resolve to remain with the Democratic Caucus until the special session ends and to do whatever it takes to fight for the freedom to vote for all Texans," he said in a statement. -Washington Examiner

Phelan, meanwhile, says Cortez has "irrevocably broken" his "trust and the trust of this chamber." 

"As a condition of being granted permission to temporarily leave the House floor, Rep. Cortez promised his House colleagues that he would return," he added. "Instead, he fled the state."

The Democratic theatrics followed an order by Gov. Greg Abbott to deliberate on Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 – legislation that would ban drive-thru voting, strengthen voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots, and prevent officials from sending voting applications to people who didn't request them. While S.B. 1 was passed by the Senate, H.B. 3 has been stalled due to the Democrats' stunt.

The arrest warrant follows a vote earlier this month by House Republicans to hunt down the lawmakers "under warrant of arrest if necessary," following the Democrats' actions. As the Examiner further notes, "The Washington excursion has raised eyebrows with ethics experts after state Rep. Armando Walle projected that the cost of the excursion will top $1.5 million by the time it ends, as he indicated that the chartered private flights to Washington cost $100,000 alone."

Democrats say that taxpayer funds were not used for the excursion – however state Republicans have noted that upward of $1 million will be paid by Texans due to the prolonging of a special session.


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