The Reason Texans Will Now Pay For Another Special Session
As you may have heard, there was a bill before the Texas Senate that didn’t get passed, not because there weren’t votes to pass it, but because an unruly mob trucked in to raise a ruckus stopped the Senate from taking a vote with a childish and noisy near riot. Don’t take my word for it… check it out on youtube. Sad display.
Mob Rule is not “the voice of the people”, but nice try
At the heart of that mess was Wendy Davis, a Democrat in the TX Senate District 10 seat. For now. She attempted a filibuster of SB5, which would have placed restrictions on late term abortions at 20 plus weeks. It would also have required higher standards for abortion clinics, requiring them to have privs at hospitals and meet the same standards as other surgical clinics.
According to a survey run by University of Texas…
62% of Texans FAVOR restricting abortions after 20 weeks. LINK
Texas voters remain split on the permissibility of abortion but favor banning the procedure after 20 weeks of a pregnancy, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
But Wendy’s supporters say they are “the voice of the people”. How cute.
Per the survey they represent the voice of SOME people…
… but the guys elected to speak for us in Austin represented the voice of Texas. A rabble trucked in that disrupts a legislative session from performing their job does NOT. We are not subject to mob rule, no matter how sure you are that you’re smarter than most people in the state. Got it? Thanks, kids.
This morning at 9:30 her replacement will speak on Mark Davis show
Tune in to check it, or pick it up later on the podcast. LINK TO MARK DAVIS SHOW
We need a senator that represents Tarrant County values, not DC
Though her filibuster failed, Wendy got a shout out from our uber-cool president Barack Obama. I think it’s lovely that DC and Wendy get along, but take a note… if you want to be our senator in Austin, we’d really prefer you reflect OUR values, not those of DC.