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Texas Gov. Abbott: Democrats Who Fled to Block Voting Bill ‘Will Be Arrested’ ‘Once They Step Back Into the State’

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On Monday, Abbott appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” and said lawmakers will be punished for playing games at the taxpayer’s expense.

“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.

The governor said that he will keep calling special sessions until Democrats stop taking their toys and running away.

“We have special sessions that last 30 days,” Abbott said. “And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”

In an interview with KVUE-TV, Abbott doubled down on his statement that Democrats will pay a price.

“If they do not return to work, they are risking losing their jobs as state representatives for not showing up,” he said, adding, “What the House of Representatives can do, the speaker can do, is issue a call to have these members arrested.”

Abbott said he will keep calling special sessions until next year’s elections.

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