We now know just how much the Texan Democrats that run off to Washington in order avoid doing the duty voters supported them expect them to do is going to cost. A cool 1.5 million dollars. Who is going to pay the tab? That comes out to 0ver $28,000 each.
Do you really think they will pay for it themselves? If you do, you are sadly mistaken.
The Democrats say that the legislators and staffers are paying for their own expenses with their credit cards. That may be true but you can bet they have ideas on how to get reimbursed for their costs. Or maybe someone has already promised it to them.
But I assure you that not all of the 58 legislators could even afford to spend that kind of money. It is only a part-time judge and staying until after until August 7th will do no good because Gov Greg Abbott plans on calling a special session the moment this one has run out.
The two private jets that flew them to Washington cost them 100,000 dollars. The hotels and restaurants aren’t cheap. Plus transportation to and from photo ops isn’t free.
This is a publicity stunt and nothing more.
At the end of the day, they are going to lose. I don’t think they could gain as much as they think they will. many people are going to be angry that they are not fulfilling the jobs that were entrusted to them.
One legislator said a House member’s personal American Express card was used to book a large block of hotel rooms at a mid-range D.C. hotel. They indicated members expect they will be reimbursed.
NBC News explained Republicans argue the trip is costing taxpayers as a monthlong special legislative session is estimated to cost more than $1 million. As long as Democrats remain out of town, no bills are expected to reach Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk.
Walle told the outlet the Democratic caucus was still counting donations and commitments. He estimated the total to be $250,000 so far.
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Abbott previously told Fox News once the lawmakers “step back into the state of Texas they will be arrested and brought back to the Texas Capitol and we will be conducting business.”