Texas Democrats Continue Holdout, Don’t Show for New Session
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats are still refusing to return to the state Capitol.
Most Democrats didn’t show up when Republican Gov. Greg Abbott opened a special session Saturday, the GOP’s third attempt to pass new election laws in Texas.
Some Democratic legislators who fled the state last month remain in Washington, D.C., prolonging a monthslong standoff.
However, Democratic leaders have not committed to sitting out the entire 30-day session, leaving open the possibility that enough could return at some point to form a quorum and end the stalemate.