Some journalists are even defending and praising the decision by lawmakers in the Democratic state of Texas to block the passage of Republican-backed election legislation by leaving the state.
More than 50 Democratic members of the Texas State House of Representatives fled the state on Monday morning and traveled to Washington, DC, preventing a quorum from being met for the GOP majority house to vote on the electoral reform bills.
As of Monday afternoon, some media figures were already praising Democratic lawmakers.
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MSNBC presenter Geoff Bennett has apparently expressed his support for Democrats in Texas, telling a panel of Liberal Network guests that Democrats nationwide could learn from their actions.
“It’s interesting, because we should say, you know, the legislative system in Texas is very different from the legislative system here in Washington, but you have Democrats at the national level, and I mean Democratic voters, watching the Texas Democrats and say, not for nothing, these people know how to fight and there is a lot that nationally elected Democrats can learn from that, ”he said.
Other reporters took to social media to apparently express their support as well, with some questioning other reporters saying Democrats were “running away” from Texas, suggesting instead that it was in fact a ” power movement “.
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The liberal Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah, former editor of Global Opinions at the newspaper, hailed it as a “power movement” and lambasted reports that they were “fleeing the state.”
Liberal journalist Jonathan Alter agreed, saying they were “boycotting”.
Rachel Scott, ABC News correspondent excited the stunt on Monday’s “World News Tonight” show as Democrats “using the only tool they have left to block one of the most restrictive ballot bills in the country.”
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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to hold Democratic lawmakers accountable to their constituents, telling Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday that they would be arrested once back in the state and brought to Capitol Hill to conduct business. .
Lindsay Kornick of Fox News contributed to this report.