Julie Johnson (left) and Jessica Gonzalez (right)
Two Texas House Democrats who fled their state last month to block GOP voting bills are missing from DC and reportedly vacationing in Portugal.
Last month 60 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives fled Texas to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting laws through a special session of the legislature.
Democrat lawmakers were seen packed on a private plane, maskless, flying from Texas to DC.
AT LEAST six of the Democrats have tested positive for Covid and spread the virus to White House staffers and Pelosi aides.
The Democrat lawmakers shamelessly begged for care packages and donations on top of what they already receive per diem.
Now a couple of the gals have taken off and jet-setted to Portugal.
The Texas Tribune reported:
The Texas House Democratic Caucus could not account Tuesday for two of the members who broke quorum and fled for Washington, D.C., over Republicans’ priority elections bill, while a Texas Monthly reporter said the members were on vacation in Portugal.
State Reps. Julie Johnson of Farmers Branch and Jessica González of Dallas were not with other House Democrats on Tuesday in the nation’s capital, according to a person familiar with the situation. On Tuesday evening, Texas Monthly reporter Jonathan Tilove tweeted that he “can confirm [Johnson] and her wife & [González] and her fiancé are in Portugal for a vacation they had been planning, with non-refundable tickets, for a year-and-a-half.”
In a text exchange though with the San Antonio Express-News on Tuesday evening, González referred to the Portugal trip as “rumors” and said “no one has shown proof.”
“These are rumors, period,” she said. “End of story.”