Wearing pink and green tennise shoes, Texas State Senator, Wendy Davis, with the help of many concerned Texas Democrats, who occupied the Texas Senate Chamber, filibustered a Texas anti-abortion law that would have destroyed a women’s right to choose.
Wendy Davis declared at the start of her filibuster, “I rise to the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans…” More than 11 hours later the effort by Wendy Davis and Democrats in the Texas Senate Chamber successfully delayed the vote beyond the 12am deadline required by Texas law.
However, in the faux tradition of the Republican Party that “facts do not matter.” the computer records of the proceedings were altered by the Texas Republicans to show that the vote was taken before midnight.
This lie that there was “a valid vote taken on the floor of the Texas Senate” was obvious to everyone, because of live TV coverage and national attention of over 100,000 witnesses to the real facts.
A chastened Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was forced to rule that the “reported vote” was in error and that the “recorded vote” was void because it was taken after the 12am deadline.
Shamefully obvious to all, including to the members of the recently and appropriately labeled, “Flat-Earth Society,” facts do matter!
Thank you Wendy Davis and Democrats in the Texas Senate Chamber for standing up for a woman’s right to choose in Texas and for democracy everywhere.