Hillary praises Texas Democrats who walked out to stop an election reform bill from passing

Tuesday, Hillary Clinton praised Texas Democrats who walked out to stop an election reform bill from passing .

“Don’t mess with Texans’ voting rights,” Hillary tweeted. “We’re in a battle to save our democracy. Bravo to Texas Democrats who are leading the fight.”

Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott threatened to veto funding for the legislative branch after Democrats walked out before a midnight deadline Sunday to prevent the passing of an elections reform bill.

Abbott wrote “I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature. Article 10 funds the legislative branch.”

“No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” he added. “Stay tuned.”

In a statement released the same day Abbott said “I expect legislators to have worked out their differences prior to arriving back at the Capitol so that they can hit the ground running to pass legislation related to these emergency items and other priority legislation. During the special session, we will continue to advance policies that put the people of Texas first.”