Texas Supreme Court rules state Democrats CAN be arrested and brought to Capitol

Texas Supreme Court rules state Democrats CAN be arrested and brought to Capitol
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[Ed. – Their emotional distress is about to get much worse.]

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., to block the passage of a GOP-backed elections overhaul bill can be arrested and brought back to the state Capitol.

The ruling from the high court comes hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and state House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) asked the court to block an order from a Travis County Judge stopping the state from exercising its authority to arrest the lawmakers.

The Republicans wanted the court to overturn the order by 5 p.m.

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Renae Eze, a spokeswoman for Abbott, said in a statement to The Hill that the court “swiftly rejected this dangerous attempt by Texas Democrats to undermine our Constitution and avoid doing the job they were elected to do.”

“We look forward to the Supreme Court upholding the rule of law and stopping another stall tactic by the Texas Democrats,” Eze said.

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