Texas Democratic Party Who fled the state to prevent the Republicans from voting on the bill to leave dying relatives. Someone even postponed her wedding.
This week, when Texas Democrat James Talarico (James Talarico), these stories came to light. Said “a lot of crying” Which roughly 58 lawmakers who left the state Travel to Washington DC on Monday. Tararico said he and his representatives fled the state only as a “last resort” against the Republican bill.
Several lawmakers left their dying family members, Mason Reid, Tararico’s communications director, confirmed Weekly newspaperHowever, out of respect for the privacy of lawmakers and their families, Reid concealed more details.
Legislator’s A sudden trip to the Capitol Forced one of the representatives, Celia Israel, to postpone the wedding with her partner of 26 years.
Israel originally planned to marry Selinda Garza on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives last Thursday. She said her wedding location is of special significance, not only because of her dedication to serving the country, but also because of the long history of state legislatures passing anti-LGBTQ legislation.
However, according to KVUE, when Garza was wearing a wedding dress, an Israeli colleague called her and told her that the Democratic Party planned to leave the state. Israel said it was difficult for her to tell her partner what happened. Israel said her partner was unhappy.
After the wedding, the two plan to celebrate at the Country Music Festival in the Texas Marathon. But this also had to be shelved.
“We got in the car from South Texas and I said,’I’m really sorry, dear. I’m really sorry.’ I said,’Politics is stupid. She said,’Yes , Politics is stupid,'” Israel said.
“I don’t think I can love her more, but I love her,” Israel added. “She’s just a champion after all this.”
Tararico has said that his Democratic state legislator There is not necessarily an “endgame” Stop the bill in the state legislature. “There is no ending in Texas,” he said. “Our only game is in DC.”
“We know that forever blocking [the GOP voting bill in this congressional session]-Or any subsequent special meetings-will be very difficult, which is why the caucus is here to lobby federal legislators to pass voter protection legislation,” said Mason Reid, Tararico’s communications director Weekly newspaper.
Republican governor Greg Abbott Once stated that he would simply reconvene the special legislative session, and even lock Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives until Republicans pass the bill. To prevent the bill from taking effect, Democratic lawmakers need to leave the state before the next election.