Texas House Speaker Offers Democrats Free Plane Ride Home To Return To State

Texas House Speaker Offers Democrats Free Plane Ride Home To Return To State

The tension between the two parties is increasing the longer the Democrats stay away. On Thursday morning, Phelan stripped El Paso Democrat Joe Moody, one of his closest Democratic allies, of his title as speaker pro tem.

This article was written by JAMES BARRAGÁN of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/15/texas-house-speaker-democrats-walkout/