Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Democrats who fled the state to block a vote on election’s overhaul will be arrested when they return, while GAI Pres. says Joe Biden benefited from Hunter’s deals and more top stories in conservative politics.
A group of Democrats of the Texas House of Representatives fled the state on Monday in a move to paralyze the chamber by depriving the Legislature of a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers to be present, thus blocking the ability to vote on a Republican elections overhaul bill.
Republicans say the bill will provide greater election security, while Democrats charge it will suppress voter turnout of minorities.
At least 51 Democrat members were on the flights, and at least seven others were en route, to Dulles International Airport, according to a source familiar with the plans who spoke to NBC.
On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) appeared on the “The Ingraham Angle,” Fox reported.
“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” Abbott said. “We have special sessions that last 30 days. And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
The president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), Peter Schweizer, said on Monday that his organization has confirmed that President Joe Biden “was a direct beneficiary” of his son’s Hunter Biden’s financial deals with foreign interests, Breitbart reported.
“We do have a copy, by the way, here at GAI of [Hunter Biden’s] laptop and all the files,” Schweizer said during an appearance on the Sean Hannity Show. “It confirms that Joe Biden was a direct beneficiary.”
Schweizer went on to detail how the GAI cross-referenced Secret Service travel logs during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president in order to corroborate the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s emails, saying that these travel logs are the official records.
“If our email references that [Hunter] is in Dubai on a certain date, does that line up with the Secret Service travel records?” Schweizer said. “Absolutely, 100 percent.”
Popular conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced he will run for governor in California’s recall election to replace incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom.
Elder hosts a nationally syndicated show, as well as is a regular guest on Fox. His campaign website refers to him as the “sage from South Central” the part of Los Angeles where he grew up, The Hill reported.
“I’m running for Governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State,” according to information on his website says, which lists his reason for entering the race. “Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
“I have common sense,” Elder told the Associated Press. “I have good judgment. I’m born and raised here. I think I understand the state.”
California’s recall election is set for September 14.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, former President Donald Trump won the informal straw poll, ABC 13 reported. Attendees were surveyed on who they would like to see run for the White House in 2024. Trump won overwhelmingly with a vote of 70 percent. He also had an approval rating from the CPAC attendees of 98 percent.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second with 21 percent. Rounding out the third was Mike Pompeo at 5% and Donald Trump Jr. at 4%.