A number of Texas Democrats who fled the state rather than vote on an election integrity bill have tested positive for COVID-19, the Austin Statesman reported on Saturday.
“Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 from Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership,” the Statesman reported.
“They’re among nearly 60 lawmakers who fled the state Monday to break quorum in the House, part of an effort to block the passage of a GOP-led elections bill. Most members are staying in the same hotel,” the report noted.
“One member found out about their positive test result late Friday evening, but they do not have symptoms, caucus officials said,” the Statesman continued. “All House lawmakers were alerted and received a rapid test immediately following the member’s positive result.”
“Two additional members tested positive in a rapid test on Saturday morning and one has mild symptoms,” the causus said, according to the report. “The three who have tested positive on the rapid tests will receive a PCR coronavirus test, a more sensitive and accurate version of a COVID-19 test. The positive members will isolate for 10 days.”
The Texas Democrats made a highly public display of exiting from the State of Texas on chartered buses and planes to avoid a quorum for voting on the election reforms. None of them were wearing masks, although presumably many of them were vaccinated.
At least 58 Democratic state representatives traveled maskless on their own private planes at an expense of $100,000, while American taxpayers are forced by the TSA to travel on airlines with masks on even if vaccinated.
The Texas Dems pulled a ‘flee-a-buster’ to go to Washington’s Dulles International Airport on Monday afternoon to petition the Democratic Party leaders in the Senate to kill the filibuster.