Kamala encourages Texas Dems: ‘Defending the right of the American people to vote is as American as apple pie’


By Jenny Goldsberry

Vice President Harris gave Democrat Texas lawmakers a private meeting Tuesday in Washington D.C. as they avoided a vote back in their home state. It was their attempt to thwart Texas’ newest voting bill. As a result of shirking their legislative duty, Texas Governor Greg Abbott threatened to arrest them upon return. Meanwhile, Harris encouraged them, saying it is a “courageous stand.”

“You all know I’ve been traveling, and as most recently as yesterday when I was in Detroit and heard of your courageous stand and talked about exactly what I believe about the courage and the commitment and the patriotism that you all have evidenced by your actions, in addition to your work, and your words,” Harris said. “And I know what you have done comes with great sacrifice, both personal and political.”

But Harris lauded the lawmakers instead. “And you are doing this in support and in defense of some of our nation’s highest ideals,” Harris said. “Reporters ask me, ‘what do you think about this?’ I said, ‘look, defending the right of the American people to vote is as American as apple pie.’”

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