Delusional TX Dems Claim They Are Like Runaway Slaves.
This is a hell of a stretch. Texas Dems refused to allow the passing of a bill meant to stop Dems from using illegals in upcoming elections. The bill just requires voters to have ID. But the Dems refused it, so they fleed the state so that the House could not hold a quorum and pass the bill. Warrants for their arrest have been issued. So now Rep. Senfronia Thompson is making the most ridiculous claim yet, saying Dems that fleed the state, are like runaway slaves.
"We refuse to be a hostage, to remain a hostage within the state of Texas," Thompson said at a Friday news conference. "And I know that there are search warrants out for us, and I'm ready to be arrested. What do you do to a slave if you don't do nothing but arrest them when they flee?"
"We fled Texas if they want to arrest me, go ahead," Thompson continued.
"And when I think about how we had to come a long ways, and watch signs that say: No Dogs, No Negroes, No Mexicans. When dogs were unleashed on our people. When they beaten, They were bombed, When they were killed, and all of the things that we had to endure.
Haven't we done enough? Haven't we paid the price enough? What is it going to take for us to Americans in this country? I am an American and I want to vote! without somebody infringing upon my rights and the rights of my constituents. And I stand to fight at the end of the day for it. I stand to fight for it until I can't fight no more.
Because I am tired of people picking on us for no reason. We are Americans! and we are proud Americans, and deserve the same rights, and respects, and considerations that everybody has, and I am going to fight until we get it. I am not going to be a hostage and if they want to arrest me, bring it on!
Watch The Clip Below.
"We refuse to be [hostages]…I am an American and I want to vote."
We are simply asking for the right to vote. Democrats like Dean @Senfronia4Texas will fight as long as it takes to combat the exclusionary and discriminatory voter suppression attempts by Republicans. #txlege pic.twitter.com/b1WDc14ikK
— Texas House Democrats (@TexasHDC) July 17, 2021
No one is trying to stop black or Spanish Americans people from voting. Thompson's whole line of reasoning is wrong. She tries to make it out like this is some form of discrimination against minorities, but that's not the case in the slightest. The Texas GOP simply wants to prevent illegals from voting in our elections. They just want a fair election. But Dems, like Thompson, don't seem to want that, so she is resorting to nasty rhetoric about race.