The Texas Democrats are on the run again:
)–Senate Republicans urged their Democratic colleagues Tuesday to abandon their out-of-state walkout and work with them on a congressional redistricting plan.
“No Texas problem has ever been solved in New Mexico,” said Republican Sen. Todd Staples.
In a move reminiscent of a walkout by House Democrats 2 1/2 months ago, 11 of the state Senate’s 12 Democrats had fled Texas for Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday. The move they broke a Senate quorum and blocked consideration of the bitterly contested redistricting issue.
The Senate met briefly Tuesday morning but broke after a few minutes. Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said they would reconvene Wednesday morning. On the other side of the Capitol, the House met but also lacked a quorum, and the majority of absent members were Democrats.
Let them keep this up for as long as they want- they are signing their own political death warrants. The re-districting, which they may perceive as unfair, is going to happen- and Texas, no matter how much the Dems may hate it, is now a GOP stronghold. IN the next election, I bet a large number of these Dems are defeated- for being recalcitrant morons.