Saturday, August 19, 2017

#TXLEGE: How the LAWLESS Texas house operates (Part 2)....

"They only consult to cast him down from his high position;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth,
But they curse inwardly. Selah"
Psalm 62:4

We finally found the third video we wanted to post yesterday:


  • Murders row of Straus lieutenants signed Huberty's petition.
  • Almost as many Democrats as Republicans signed the petition.
  • Rinaldi: "The effect of the motion you're making is there's no more amendments and we're going to vote on the bill immediately, correct?!?"
  • Pre-filed amendments would have expanded the scope of the bill.
    • Huberty refuses to pull the motion.
  • Leach: "Does the chair have the authority to not recognize a motion to call the previous question?!?"
    • Straus: "Yes."
      • Translation: Straus could have overruled Huberty and allowed debate on the amendments.
    • Straus refuses to answer questions about why he's making this ruling.
  • Previous question motions have historically been used only after marathon floor debates.
  • Briscoe Cain points out how Straus' ruling is a...creative...interpretation of house rules.
  • Cain asks why the bill had been delayed 24 hours if getting it over to the Senate was the top priority.
  • Schaefer: "When we objected to the bill being postponed yesterday, we had amendments ready to go that we wanted to put before the body."
  • Stickland: "More games are being played in your Texas capitol."
    • "There were three different amendments that sought to bring in more Texans."
    • "Instead, there are members of this body who are moving to silence folks like myself who believe that people's property taxes are too high right now."
    • Straus interrupts Stickland.
    • "The substance of this motion is to silence our ability, as members, to bring forth amendments to make this bill stronger."
    • None of Dennis Bonnen's constituents were included in the bill.
    • Millions left out of the bill.

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