Texas Dem who fled state is first to be stripped of powerful leadership position

Last week, over 50 Texas Democratic lawmakers literally boarded private planes and fled the state in an attempt to kill a vote on a controversial, Republican-backed voter reform law, not unlike the bills recently passed in Georgia and Arizona.

Republicans in the state, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, threatened swift and decisive retribution against the Democrats for shirking their elected duties, and according to PJ Media, the first wave of punishments seems to be happening as a top Texas Democrat was just stripped of his powerful leadership post. 

State Rep. Joe Moody (D) is the first Texas Democrat included in the group of fleeing state lawmakers to experience real consequences for his actions after House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) announced Moody has been stripped of his powerful position as speaker pro tem.

While Speaker Phelan failed to provide a statement concerning the announcement, it was reported that Moody’s demotion was effective immediately.

Texas state Republican leadership has experienced increased pressure over the past several days to begin stripping fleeing Democrats of various committees and titles. While some of those punishments require a vote, Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi confirmed that some House leaders have the ability to remove certain titles with the stroke of a pen.

Moody released a statement upon finding out that he’d been removed from his position, according to The Texas Tribune.

“The most important titles in my life will never change: Dad, Husband, El Pasoan,” Moody’s statement read. “Nothing political has ever even cracked the top three, so nothing has changed about who I am or what my values are.”

Notably, Moody is — or was — reportedly one of Speaker Phelan’s top Democratic allies in the Texas House, though that relationship has likely changed in the wake of the latest news.

Only time will tell what happens to the rest of the Democrats who took a mini-vacation to Washington D.C. in an effort to delay the passage of a bill that will more than likely eventually be passed, but something tells us that there could soon be many regrets from taking part in the charade.

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Stephen Russell (@guest_382239)
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17 days ago

Hooray then cut daily stiped owed, staffers, benefits alone

Ronald E Wright (@guest_382218)
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17 days ago

Americans Vote & Hire each Politicians to help American’s? Politicians have Voted their own selves Raises? If we don’t work, we don’t get paid! Many are immediately Fired. These Politicians are NOT Gods! Many tells Americans one thing; but, once in? Unless Americans stands up now, we will NEVER have another chance? When Democrats gets Socialism/Communism started (like Russia & China), we will “NEVER” be FRE again. In China, when people march, the Military beats an Controls them! When everyone gets the same benefits? Doctors won’t work, Truck drivets quit, Housebuilders will stop, etc. Overcrowded Roads (Road Rage), Hospitals (People in EMERGENCY ROOMS waiting days for a bed, etc? Obama, Omar, AOC, Madd Maxine, Pelosi, Soro, will be in their Mansions laughing. Pelosi will eat her $12 Icecreams, behind her High Walls protected. Obama bought a $Multi-million Mansion outside the United States, to stay clear of his Famous “Race Card ” that divided Americans?

ralph (@guest_382172)
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17 days ago

just goes to show that they think they are better than the normal person– what a bunch of jacka$$ they are and to think that they are PROUD of doing it –MORANS — remove them all from any office forever– thank goodness they dont represent me

Ernest (@guest_382168)
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18 days ago

Boy , it sure looks like Texas law makers really showed how to defy the system in Texas .

Kurt (@guest_382257)
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Reply to  Ernest
17 days ago

Those Texas Republicans are nothing but a bunch of ignorant red necks imposing voting laws to keep common people from voting. Voting is a right for every American. the trouble with both parties in politics today they want to impose their beliefs on everybody, The hell with both the religiously correct and politically correct.

Cleric 72 (@guest_382167)
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18 days ago

Let’s just use common sense…you are being paid to represent your electorate of your State. You don’t have the right to flee the State because your party is facing a defeat. That’s like leaving the battle field in the midst of the actual battle. Shame on these deserters.

Katydid (@guest_382158)
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18 days ago

They all need to suffer the consequences of their childish act of defiance.

Jerry (@guest_382152)
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18 days ago

He got what he deserves.

Art Mathews (@guest_382150)
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18 days ago

IT’S ABOUT TIME THE DUMBCRATS PAY FOR THEIR MISDEEDS!

Donald (@guest_382234)
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Reply to  Art Mathews
17 days ago

As Crooked as the dumocrat party is it nee disolved.

Richard W Mulno (@guest_382146)
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18 days ago

One down, 49 to go.

cozycalico (@guest_382149)
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Reply to  Richard W Mulno
18 days ago

Well it is a start and be thankful for that. Will be watching to se if more is to come.

Edith (@guest_382142)
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18 days ago

They should all be fired!!

Cynthia Pate (@guest_382151)
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Reply to  Edith
18 days ago

Amen fired

Bob onit (@guest_382140)
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18 days ago

who wrote Moody’s response ? Emily Bronte ?

alicia cervera (@guest_382139)
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18 days ago

Strip them ALL of their positions. Theyre not working, so dont pay them and boot them out. We dont need them.!

Nick Cignetti (@guest_382138)
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18 days ago

Responsibility does not exist in the DNC anywhere or anyplace.

Katy Lied (@guest_382137)
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18 days ago

Hey Moody, blow it off if you like, but you have been STRIPPED DUDE! Now it’s time to remove every one of these vacationing Dems from their positions. I would imaging there are a lot of Texans that would like to be the replacement, and a lot of Texans that would show up to vote them out and vote in replacements with substantially more integrity.

Jeanette. Kesler (@guest_382144)
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Reply to  Katy Lied
18 days ago

They all need to be stripped of there jobs get no pay for that little trip and have to pay for there airlines cost and motels

Eli 7777 (@guest_382133)
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18 days ago

Good. If they fail to be responsible in their positions, they should be removed. Hopefully, Texans will agree in the next voting term.

Angela Tanner-Gonzales (@guest_382132)
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18 days ago

As cocky as he is about being a good husband and father he can’t be much of either one if he loses his job and he probably will next election.

Bob onit (@guest_382141)
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Reply to  Angela Tanner-Gonzales
18 days ago

what would one expect from a scummy commie ,just writing that Texas has commies is strange, but if they have dems now they have commies

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18 days ago

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Eli 7777 (@guest_382134)
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18 days ago

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