Politics

Texas Dems Buck Abbott Arrest Warrants; What’s Next?

May I suggest using your nightsticks, officers?

There’s nothing too newsy to report here (yet) but the image of Texas lawmen descending on the fleebaggers’ homes to haul them off to the Capitol is irresistible. Except that … even if they find them, can they actually take them away? More on that below.

This sh*tshow began a few days ago, after the House voted 80-12 to empower the sergeant-at-arms to serve civil arrest warrants on the House Democrats who fled to D.C. last month to prevent a quorum. The current whereabouts of the fleebaggers are unknown but “many Democrats are believed to be back in Texas,” according to the Times. That means they’re within the jurisdiction of the sergeant-at-arms and Texas law enforcement, which also means that at any moment we could be treated to the spectacle of some Democrat being snatched by cops and thrown into the back seat of an unmarked car for a ride back to the Capitol.

Before the sergeant-at-arms could pursue them at their homes, however, he had to serve warrants at their offices in the Capitol. Which led to this surreal scene on Wednesday. Read more…

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