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Gov. Abbott Responds To Texas Democrats’ Flight To D.C.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. Abbott is reviving the GOP’s thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in America’s biggest red state. His announcement Wednesday, July 7, comes after Democrats temporarily derailed a restrictive bill with a late-night walkout in the state Capitol in May. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Governor Greg Abbott is threatening arrest for some House Democrats. On Monday, Abbott made the comment after dozens of state representatives walked out of a session in Austin and went to Washington, D.C.

The effort was intended to break quorum and block the voters rights measure supported by Texas Republicans.

KVUE reports that the Texas Speaker of the House could call for the lawmakers who fled to be taken into custody once they return.

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