Democrat lawmakers who left the state to impede Republicans quorum convene a special legislative session on an election reform bill will be arrested when they return, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

On Monday, Texas House Democrats boarded a charter flight to DC in order to stop the bill’s passage.

Here’s an excerpt from The Hill reports:

In May, members of the caucus carried out a similar effort, from the state House floor staging a walkout , to prevent the passage of the elections procedures bill, which would have restricted access to the vote box.

The bill limits on early voting and curbside voting, banned round-the-clock voting centers and voting facilities in outdoor structures like parking garages, eliminated straight-ticket voting and limited the use of drop boxes.

Governor Abbott said he will have the lawmakers arrested and hold them inside the state Capitol “until they get their job done” after they fled the state.

Abbott told local station KVUE, “If these people want to be hanging out wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year. As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.”

The Speaker of the state House can also “issue a call to have these members arrested,” Abbott added.

“I can and I will continue to call a special session after special session after special session all the way up until election next year.”

Sources: TheGateWayPundit, TheHill, Kvue

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