In the wake of the Senate's failure to enact abortion legislation before last night's midnight deadline, Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday called the Legislature back for a second special session to begin Monday at 2 p.m.Pretty much every single thing about that statement enrages me, but I CANNOT EVEN DEAL with how "prevent us from doing what he people of this state hired us to do" totally disappears that Senator Wendy Davis was doing what the people who were in that chamber cheering elected her to do.
The call for the session also includes transporation and juvenile justice legislation, both of which also fell by the wayside in last night's chaotic fight over legsilation that would make Texas' abortion laws among the most restrictive in the nation.
"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas," said Perry in a statement. "Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do."
Which is to say nothing of all the Texans who were cheering her on from their homes.
There's certainly been a breakdown of decorum and decency in Texas, all right, but it ain't Wendy Davis and her senate allies and supporters who are the culprits.
Rick Perry, you are the worst. THE WORST.
[H/T to Shaker mary_k, in comments.]