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Texas Senate Cowers at Mere Threat from DOJ - Simpson Says "Come and Take It"

In a move more reflective of cowardice than leadership, the Texas Senate yesterday, succumbed to the mere veiled threat of a letter from the almighty federal Department of Justice (DOJ) and pulled HB 1937 back from a scheduled vote.  Sen. Dan Patrick (R - Houston), the Senate sponsor for the bill, wisely pulled the bill back to keep it from being killed, after it lost the necessary votes to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The bill's author, David Simpson (R- Longview) said, "Our office will not be intimidated by veiled threats from the DOJ".  "If they want to take away our freedoms, let them Come and Take It", he continued.     Read more »

at May 25, 2011 1:43 PM
       

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