The runaway Texas Democrat lawmakers are not satisfied with bringing the work of the people of their home state to a standstill as a result of their private jet rides and Washington, D.C., vacation. Even getting the coronavirus into the White House isn’t enough.
They are still receiving their legislative salaries and a per diem of $221 while playing hooky. Beto O’Rourke gives them $600,000 from a PAC to keep them out of Texas until the end of the current legislative session.
On top of all of that, their enablers want more.
On July 24, the Dallas Democrats’ Twitter account posted, “Our Dems in D.C. said they’d appreciate care packages from home. Before 5 pm Tues, we’re collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and dollar to pay shipping. T.Y.!”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) retweeted the post the next day, adding the comment, “No Miller Lite?” The jab was about the case of beer the Texas runaways brought on board their private getaway jet.
Republican Texas state legislator Cody Harris added to the Miller Lite theme when he tweeted a photoshop image of the Texas legislature with the empty Democrat seats filled by Miller Lite cans and the caption, “Wish You Were Here.”
Fox News contributor Clay Travis appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on July 26 to add his thoughts. Travis said, “I think it would be fantastic if Republicans sent a lot of care packages and may be included in that Constitution of the United States as a nice parting gift. I went to college in Washington DC, and best I remember, it’s pretty easy to walk outside, and there’s a CVS on every corner. On the idea that these taxpayer-funded politicians would also be requesting for taxpayers to provide them free gear is vintage Democrats in 2021.”
“They are just as pathetic as you would imagine for grown adults asking for handouts, but it perfectly fits the modern-day Democratic Party. If you start requesting a care package and you are an elected official and a politician, it’s a pretty big indictment of your decision-making,” Travis added.