Texas Democrats defy arrest, pledge to remain in Washington over voting rights
Al Jazeera, 15 Jul 2021
More than 50 Democratic members of the Texas legislature remain in the US capital.
They fled to Washington, DC on Monday to stop the Texan House of Representatives from reaching a quorum – the minimum number of members needed to conduct business. They said it was the only way to prevent new state laws to suppress voter rights for minorities from being passed.
Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.
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