A Texas Democrat who flew mask-less aboard a private jet to Washington, DC is now calling on her state to implement a “universal mask-wearing’ mandate as the Delta Variant of COVID-19 spreads in some parts of the country.
“We need to follow the science here. Texas needs to change course and allow for universal mask-wearing to prevent spread of the highly contagious delta variant, esp as children under 12 cannot get vaccinated yet,” posted Rep. Donna Howard on Twitter.
We need to follow the science here. Texas needs to change course and allow for universal mask-wearing to prevent spread of the highly contagious delta variant, esp as children under 12 cannot get vaccinated yet. #txlege @AmerAcadPeds https://t.co/szexnJ4yl3
— Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) July 21, 2021
The shamelessness is breathtaking. https://t.co/wCNMSp0geR
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 21, 2021
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) July 21, 2021
At least six members of the Texas delegation have tested positive for COVID since arriving at the nation’s capital.
BACKFIRE: White House Says Kamala Harris Took COVID Test After Meeting with TX Dems in DC
Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly took a COVID-19 test after being exposed to the virus by a group of Texas Democrats in DC to block a voting integrity bill making its way through the State Capitol in Austin.
“Harris held a meeting last week with the state lawmakers, who traveled to Washington, D.C., to stymie Texas Republicans’ elections reform bill. Five of the Democrats have tested positive so far, including state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, who confirmed that he had tested positive despite being fully vaccinated,” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2021
Texas Democrats confirmed this week that their colleagues’ escape to Washington, DC in a last-ditch effort to derail a voting integrity bill will cost Lone Star taxpayers $1.5 million in additional costs.
“Texas state Rep. Armando Walle (D) told NBC News that the price of keeping the Democratic lawmakers out of Texas until Aug. 7, when the session ends, could be as high as $1.5 million,” reports The Hill. “He said the two private jets most of the lawmakers flew on to Washington cost more than $100,000. Fees for housing, food and other transportation are expected to make up the majority of the remaining expenses.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 19, 2021
In addition to the increased cost, at least five members of the Democrat delegation tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in the nation’s capital.
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FIRST CLASS HYPOCRITES: TX Dems Fly to the DC Swamp… on a Private Jet… Without Masks
Texas Democrats faced growing scrutiny on social media Tuesday after posting a picture aboard a chartered jet showing the liberal lawmakers enjoying their flight to the DC Swamp without COVID face-masks.
“ON PLANE TO DC: Texas Democratic lawmakers are leaving state to break quorum to stop Republican voting bill. Veteran Capitol observers say this is unchartered territory. Photo from Democrat on the plane. http://NBCDFW.com,” posted a reporter with NBC Dallas.
To avoid a vote, Texas Democrats jet off to DC on privately chartered planes — maskless, unlike all the little people who fly commercial. What a look. https://t.co/fLkcakHKbn
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 12, 2021
“To avoid a vote, Texas Democrats jet off to DC on privately chartered planes — maskless, unlike all the little people who fly commercial. What a look,” added Fox News contributor Guy Benson.