Abbott calls special session making Texas Dems vote on bill they fled state to try to stop

Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted:

I’m convening a second special session on 8/7.

The #txlege must finish the work that was started.

I’ll call special session after special session to reform our broken bail system, uphold election integrity, & pass other items Texans demand & deserve.

“The Texas Legislature achieved a great deal during the 87th Legislative Session, and they have a responsibility to finish the work that was started,” said Governor Abbott. “I will continue to call special session after special session to reform our broken bail system, uphold election integrity, and pass other important items that Texans demand and deserve. Passing these Special Session agenda items will chart a course towards a stronger and brighter future for the Lone Star State.”

Agenda items for the second Special Session include bail reform, election integrity and social media censorship.

Asked about the special session, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki replied  “Our fundamental view is that if you are pushing for legislation that makes it harder and not easier to vote, that makes it less accessible, that limits the ability of people to get to the polls, to take time off to do that, then our question is, what are you afraid of here? Are you afraid of more people getting out to vote?”