Bob Duncan, responding to Leticia Van De Putte, says the Attorney General is not a proper witness in the Texas Senate Committee of the Whole on Voter ID because it “is an issue in which we know there will be a review by the court system and the DOJ.”
Van De Putte points out Abbott DID participate last session; also Senate Democrats issued a formal invitation to Abbott to testify about his office’s $1.4 million voter fraud investigation. ”You are not going to produce him and he is ignoring our request, ” she says. She also says a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than a person is likely to impersonate another voter – to great moans from the gallery.
Tommy Williams asks for strict enforcement to remind the gallery not to turn the proceedings into a pep rally. The sargeant-at-arms is dispatched to keep order in the gallery.