Texas Democrats, fled TX on private plane to prevent a political vote, test POSITIVE for Covid

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Yup, they were MASKLESS

Yup, they are HYPOCRITES

Yup, they didn't follow the rules that 'commoners' MUST follow when flying.

A group of Texas Democratic politicians fled the state, on a private plane, and now they are spreading Covid among themselves because they didn't do what we, as citizens, are required to do, as per the FAA.


Remember Those Texas Democrats Who Fled To DC On A Maskless Plane? Three Have COVID

According to a new report several Texas Democrats who fled the state in a private jet, without masks, to avoid having to vote on the state’s election integrity bill have tested positive for Covid-19.​
Via Fox News:​
“Several of the Texas Democrats who fled the state capital to avoid voting on an election integrity bill have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Three of the 60 Texas House Democrats tested positive for the virus while staying in Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.
One of the members found out about their positive test late on Friday evening but did not have symptoms, officials say. All House members were notified of the positive tests and were all tested themselves immediately.
The caucus says that the two other members found out about their positive test on Saturday.
The members who tested positive will be forced to isolate themselves for 10 days.”
I guess karma really is a bitch.​
Maybe next time they’ll stay and do their duty.​
 

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And it just gets better. Nope, don’t look here for hypocrisy!


Kamala Harris Will Not Quarantine After Meeting Texas Democrats Infected with Coronavirus​

Charlie Spiering18 Jul 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting with Black women leaders to discuss voting rights at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)


Vice President Kamala Harris will not quarantine herself after meeting with Texas Democrats who testedpositive for the coronavirus, her office said Saturday…

Harris met with Democrats members of Texas state legislatures on Tuesday after they fled the state to protest election security laws, including two of them who later tested positive for the virus…

The meeting took place at the American Federation of Teachers building near the Capitol building,

Three Democrat members tested positive for the virus, the Texas State House Democratic Caucus confirmed Saturday after the trip, even though they were fully vaccinated…
 

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Democrats support mask mandates.

Now 5 have tested positive for Covid 19

Texas Democrats DEFIED the FAA Mask Mandate that they support and spread Covid to each other!

Hypocrites? Or Damn Hypocrites?


Texas Democrats defied federal mask mandate before five tested positive for COVID

State reps who left Texas for Washington D.C. to preempt GOP voting legislation were photographed on a private plane without masks, which provoked backlash on social media.

Democratic state representatives fleeing Texas last week on a chartered jet to preempt action on a GOP election reform bill defied the federal mask mandate before five members of the group visiting Washington D.C. tested positive for COVID-19.​
About 50 state House members flew to Washington D.C. last week. Some of the lawmakers were photographed on a private plane without masks, provoking backlash on social media.​
To date, five lawmakers in the group have tested positive for COVID-19. The five were reportedly fully vaccinated. The Texas Democratic caucus hasn't released the names publicly, citing privacy concerns. State Rep. Celia Israel voluntarily disclosed that she tested positive.​
"Let this be a reminder that COVID-19 is still very much among us, with infection rates on the rise and more infectious variants spreading nationwide," Israel said in a statement. "While I have fully complied with CDC guidelines and am fully vaccinated this will not 100% prevent infection."​
State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer also publicly disclosed he had tested positive.​
"I am fully vaccinated, and had tested negative on Friday and Saturday," he said in a statement. "I am quarantining until I test negative, and I am grateful to be only experiencing extremely mild symptoms."​
Last week, Just the News interviewed some of the Texas state representatives in Washington and asked them about the backlash they received for not wearing masks on the plane from Texas. The federal mask mandate applies to charter planes as well as commercial airlines.​
"We're comfortable because we've all been vaccinated," said Democratic Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins. "I will suggest that anybody who has not been vaccinated needs to wear their mask, but I feel comfortable because I've had both my shots."​
Even though the lawmakers weren't wearing masks on the chartered flight, Texas state Rep. Rhetta Bowers said she supports the federal mask mandate for transportation.​
"We're around each other working 140 days hard for our constituents, and we're all vaccinated," she said. "I feel strongly about wearing masks, as I have them right here in my hand, and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated especially with the delta variant out there."​
State Rep. Donna Howard made similar comments.​
"This is something I feel is really outrageous that we are being criticized about by the same people who have been refusing to wear masks back in Texas and allowing things to spread," she said. "But the fact is that as far as I can read, we weren't violating anything. We're all fully vaccinated."​
Skeptical that mainstream media coverage will reflect grassroots disgust at the perceived hypocrisy of the Texas Democrats, Trump 2020 campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh tweeted:​
"So we can expect the story of *five* Texas Democrats testing positive for Covid - after flying maskless on a private jet and meeting with every Democrat in Washington - to lead all newscasts for the next week right?
Try to imagine the news coverage if these were Republicans."
 

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And now there are 6 Texas Democrats who fled maskless, in violation of FAA mandates, testing positive. AND they spread it to a Pelosi staffer and a Biden staff member.

You can’t make this stuff up. Such hypocrites.



Scoop: White House official, Pelosi aide test positive for COVID​

Hans Nichols1 hour ago - Politics & Policy
A White House official and a staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, officials confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: While both individuals are vaccinated and mildly symptomatic, they illustrate how Americans inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation's government.

  • "We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild," a White House official told Axios.
Driving the news: The Pelosi staffer helped usher a delegation of Democratic Texas lawmakers around the Capitol last week. Six of those lawmakers, who flew to Washington to block the Texas legislature from changing the state's voting laws, have since tested positive.

  • Both that staffer and the White House official were at the same rooftop reception at the Hotel Eaton last Wednesday night.
 

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I think the real story is 6 tested positive out of how many ? 25-30 and the were all vaccinated. What does that say about the effectiveness of the vaccine?
 

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I think the real story is 6 tested positive out of how many ? 25-30 and the were all vaccinated. What does that say about the effectiveness of the vaccine?
6 out of something closer to 55. But probably a few more to be added.

As for the effectiveness, it has NEVER claimed to be able to totally prevent the disease.

What it claims is that it dramatically reduces the severity of the disease, dramatically reduces the hospitalization rate and finally dramatically reduces the deaths. It works very well for all 3 of the claims that it made. It also claims to reduce your chances of actually getting infected, that claim is also reasonably achieved.

The reality is the vaccines have been a life saving tool for the at risk members of the population.
 

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6 out of something closer to 55. But probably a few more to be added.

As for the effectiveness, it has NEVER claimed to be able to totally prevent the disease.

What it claims is that it dramatically reduces the severity of the disease, dramatically reduces the hospitalization rate and finally dramatically reduces the deaths. It works very well for all 3 of the claims that it made. It also claims to reduce your chances of actually getting infected, that claim is also reasonably achieved.

The reality is the vaccines have been a life saving tool for the at risk members of the population.
I agree, where thins went wrong is if that philosophy was adopted early we wouldn't be in the mess we are in. Wait until next year when all the effects of the world being shut down, operating on printed money become real.
 

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Yup, they were MASKLESS

Yup, they are HYPOCRITES

Yup, they didn't follow the rules that 'commoners' MUST follow when flying.

A group of Texas Democratic politicians fled the state, on a private plane, and now they are spreading Covid among themselves because they didn't do what we, as citizens, are required to do, as per the FAA.


Remember Those Texas Democrats Who Fled To DC On A Maskless Plane? Three Have COVID

According to a new report several Texas Democrats who fled the state in a private jet, without masks, to avoid having to vote on the state’s election integrity bill have tested positive for Covid-19.​
Via Fox News:​

I guess karma really is a bitch.​
Maybe next time they’ll stay and do their duty.​
As soon as I get through polishing my toe nails, I'm going to spend a couple of seconds giving them some sympathy.
 

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I can't even make this shit up.

Seriously, who would believe it? But it appears to be true. The maskless Texas Democrat, who posted photos of more maskless Texas Democrats, who then spread Covid not only among themselves but also to top aids in Washington DC, is now calling for mask mandates.

Yup, no hypocrisy here. No story. Nothing to see. Move along. Move along. Just step into that boxcar. Don't ask questions.




Democrat Who Featured In Infamous 'Maskless Flight' Pic Calls For "Universal Mask-Wearing"

Democrat Texas state Rep. Donna Howard, who appeared in the now infamous photo of maskless Dem lawmakers on a private jet, faced ridicule after she called for “universal mask-wearing.”
Howard was one of 60 Texas Democrats who boarded a jet to Washington, D.C., to skip out on a vote on Texas’ election reform bill. A photo of the plane cabin shows Howard and several other passengers not wearing masks.
Following the trip, where they met with U.S. officials, Howard along with 5 of her colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.
She subsequently tried to deflect criticism by remarking, “TSA exempts private, non-commercial flights from the mask requirement.”
“Unfortunately, the spike in infections from the delta variant became apparent immediately after our flight,” Howard continued.
“Had we known at the time, we would have worn masks.”
Now Howard is facing more mockery after she vehemently called for schoolchildren to be forced to wear masks in class.
“We need to follow the science here,” tweeted Howard. Texas needs to change course and allow for universal mask-wearing to prevent spread of the highly contagious delta variant, esp as children under 12 cannot get vaccinated yet.”
Apparently, Howard is really keen for kids to wear masks but not too bothered about covering her own face, even in close proximity to numerous other people inside a confined space.
“It’s OK when we do it!”
As we previously highlighted, Dr. Anthony Fauci wrote in a February 2020 that a typical store-bought face mask “is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”
His sentiment was echoed earlier this week by Dr Colin Axon, a SAGE advisor for the UK government, who told the London Telegraph that medics have given people a “cartoonish” view of how how microscopic viruses travel through the air, and the masks have gaps in them that are up to 5000 times bigger than COVID particles.
“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” Axon said.
 

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Double standards? Say it ain't so.



Double standard? Infected Texas Democrat truants accorded medical privacy denied Republicans

Lawmakers fled the state last week in bid to stymie GOP election reform push in legislature.

Texas Democratic leadership continues to shield the identities of multiple, truant state representatives who have tested positive for SARS-Cov-2, even as the virus continues to spread among individuals who have had contact with the self-exiled legislators.
It's a sharp contrast to the treatment many Republicans and conservatives received over the past year, when the positive COVID tests of multiple GOP members were covered aggressively by the media.
The COVID-positive Texas lawmakers are among the roughly 50 Democrats who fled their state for Washington in a bid to preempt a vote on GOP election reform legislation. Their identities remain mostly shrouded in mystery, although some have come forward voluntarily to reveal their positive test results.
The Texas House Democratic caucus has told media it is refusing to release the names on its own, citing privacy concerns. Media outlets appear to have made little effort to learn those identities.
In contrast, GOP politicians over the past year have been subject to heavy scrutiny where COVID-positive tests are concerned.
For instance, Forbes in November noted that nearly three-quarters of Congressional representatives who had tested positive for the virus at the time were Republicans, which the publication said was "an indication the party's laxer approach to social distancing and mask wearing has put GOP lawmakers at increased risk of contracting the disease."
Reuters, meanwhile, in October gave a named rundown of "White House staff [and] top Republicans" who had tested positive for the virus.
Much criticism was also directed at the so-called "superspreader event" at the White House in early October, when then-President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court. Multiple attendees subsequently tested positive for the virus, although none were reported as serious infections.
A similar "superspreader" dynamic appears to be playing out in the nation's capital this week. Multiple officials who have met with the Texas Democrats — including an aide at the White House and a spokesman in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office — have since tested positive for the coronavirus.
The COVID-positive members of the Texas contingent as well as the White House and Pelosi staffers are all reportedly vaccinated against the virus. Texas Democrats did not respond to requests for comment on the matter.
The fleeing state legislators made headlines last week when they departed Austin aboard a private jet to deplane in Washington in a bid to block Texas GOP efforts to enact modest reforms of the state's voting system. The Democrats have met with key allies in Washington, including Vice President Kamala Harris, to help promote Democratic legislative efforts to federalize election rules historically set by states as prescribed in the Constitution.
Harris reportedly tested negative for the virus shortly after meeting with the Texas Democrats.
The CDC states that fully vaccinated individuals who have "been around someone who has COVID-19 ... do not need to stay away from others or get tested" unless they develop symptoms post-exposure.
 
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