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Arrest Warrant Signed for Texas Dem Who Fled State

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2021
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The GOP speaker of the house in Texas has signed a civil warrant to arrest state Rep. Philip Cortez, a Democrat who returned to Washington, D.C., on Sunday in an effort to block a Republican election reform bill from being approved by state lawmakers, The Texas Tribune is reporting.

However, the news outlet noted it is unlikely that Speaker Dade Phelan’s signed warrant will have any impact since Texas law enforcement lacks any jurisdiction outside of the state.

The Texas Democrats had traveled to Washington to break the state House quorum to avoid losing votes...

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