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Texas House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrants for 52 Absent Democrats

Texas House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrants for 52 Absent Democrats | 11 Aug 2021 | House Speaker Dade Phelan on Tuesday signed arrest warrants for the 52 state House Democrats who absented themselves from legislative business in order to block Republican-led election reforms, according to The Dallas Morning News. Earlier in the day, the Texas House of Representatives voted 80-12 to bring back the wayward Democrats. Hours prior to the vote, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Republicans were within their rights to force their colleagues to return.