Thursday, July 15, 2021

Seth Meyers and Joy Reid take closer looks at Texas Democrats leaving the state for D.C.

While I've been busy observing holidays, political conflict over voting rights has erupted again in Texas. Late Night with Seth Meyers turned the drama into comedy in last night's Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Threatens to Arrest Democrats Who Fled State: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Texas threatening to arrest lawmakers who fled the state to block a draconian new voter suppression law designed to keep Republicans in power.
That's the humorous take on the situation. For a more serious examination, watch Joy Reid's interview, Texas Rep Responds To Governor Abbott’s Arrest Threats.

Voting rights legislation passing on the federal level and what it will take are discussed by Texas St. Rep. Chris Turner and U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla. Sen. Padilla tells Joy Reid, ‘Put me in the column of abolishing the filibuster... for the sake of saving our fundamental democracy.’
Sounds like Reid and Alex Padilla are in the mood to play hardball to defend voting rights. I'm with them and the people in this photo from WTOL. I hope my readers are, too.

Activists rally at Sen. Rob Portman's office in favor of voting rights acts.

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