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Harris To Meet With Texas Democrats

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Vice President Harris will meet this week with Texas state lawmakers who flew to Washington, D.C., to break quorum and block the passage of a bill that critics argue would make it more difficult to vote.

White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced plans for the meeting while en route to Philadelphia, where President Biden will deliver remarks on Tuesday afternoon on protecting the right to vote.

“The Texas legislation is part of a concerted attack on our democracy being advanced in state houses across the country on the basis of the same repeatedly disproven lies that led to the assault on the nations’ Capitol on Jan. 6,” Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force Once.

She would not say whether Biden would meet with the Texas legislators, but said the president “applauds their courage.”

The group is already expected to meet with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to discuss their efforts and push for passage of federal voting rights legislation.

Texas Democratic lawmakers left the state on Monday to deny Republicans the quorum they need to conve… (Read more)