Vice President Kamala Harris made what the White House is trying to paint as a “routine” trip to Walter Reed Medical Center just days after meeting with a COVID infested group of Democrat defectors who abandoned their responsibilities in Texas via private plane.
While the White House is claiming this visit is not related to COVID-19 – be it for testing or treatment – there was no visit to the hospital scheduled on the VP’s calendar as there normally would be.
The visit to the Bethesda, Maryland, hospital follows her meeting Texas Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday.
A total of five of the Texas Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 following their escape from Texas.
Harris met with the Texas House Democrats on Tuesday to praise their refusal to work, suggesting they are, “doing this in support and defense of some of our nation’s highest ideals.”
On Saturday, Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders said that Harris had not been in close contact with the infected lawmakers.
“Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined,” Sanders said in a statement, adding that Harris and her staff have been fully vaccinated.
Harris’ visit to Walter Reed came as she tweeted a ‘warning’ about the Delta variant of the virus: “The Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated.”
Meanwhile, the more than 50 Democrats who fled the state on private planes so there would not be enough legislators present for a variety of bills to be passed, including voter integrity laws, bills that would protect girls from having to compete against biological males in sports, fund arrests of illegal aliens, clampdown on abortion, and crackdown on racist Critical Race Theory being taught in schools are facing arrest upon their return.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that Democrats will “be arrested” the moment that they step foot back in the state and hauled to the state Capitol to do their jobs.
“What the law is, it’s in the Constitution, and that is the house, the State House of Representatives who were here in the Capitol in Austin right now, they do have the ability to issue a call to have their fellow members who are not showing up to be arrested, but only so long as that arrest is made in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “That’s why they have fled the state. Once they step back into the state of Texas, they will be arrested an
Gov. Greg Abbott said that because they left the current special session, he would “continue calling special session after special session because overtime is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also echoed the fact that the Democrats could be arrested. “If you care about the Constitution, there are constitutional duties to show up when there is a session and represent the people they are elected to represent,” Paxton said. They “could be arrested as soon as they step back on Texas soil.”
Author: Marcus Williams