By now you’re likely familiar with the planeload of Texas “Karens” who fled their state to avoid voting on a voter integrity bill.
In all fairness, there was a smattering of “Kens” on that plane, as well.
The group hopped on a private plane, filled with booze, and took smiling selfies, as they headed to the DC swamp.
Check it out:
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Well, some very damning new details are emerging about that trip.
It turns out that the good people of Texas are paying for this little impromptu vacation, and not only that, but while these bums are living it up in the swamp, they’re also collecting over 200 dollars PER DAY in taxpayer funds.
Commie fun bucks?
Fox News reported that State representatives collect not just a salary for their jobs, but a $221 per diem for days that the legislature is in session. A spokesperson for Gov. Greg Abbott’s office told Fox News that the Democrats who walked out and flew to Washington, D.C., to speak out against the voting bill are still receiving that daily stipend.
“[Zero] state dollars or taxpayer dollars are going into this work,” Cara Santuccci, communications and strategy director for the Texas Democratic Caucus, had told Fox News on Tuesday.
Caucus chair Rep. Chris Turner justified the payment when asked if he or his colleagues would be forfeiting any of their pay since they were not in Texas working on legislation.
“We’re working harder doing what we’re doing right now than we would be if we had stayed in the chamber,” Turner said.
Democratic state Rep. James Talarico tweeted Monday about the “sacrifice” he and his colleagues made, claiming that they had “left behind our families, our livelihoods,” and Texas itself. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said Talarico and the other Democrats were “delusional” for thinking that.
And if you thought that was bad, it actually gets even worse.
Governor Abbot told KHOU confirmed that taxpayers are footing the bill for the “junket” to DC.
In an interview, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the trip a “taxpayer junket.”
“Your audience is paying for this junket trip that they’re taking to get away from Austin while they’re not doing business. This is costing taxpayer money,” Gov. Abbott said.
I’m still not entirely sure how much that plane ride and the booze cost, but ut appears that Texas taxpayers are paying for this political stunt…the question now, is how much?
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