Adding to the ever-mounting pile of cringe coming out of Texas Democrats’ latest dog-and-pony show, in which a handful of left-wing state legislators literally fled the state (on a booze-filled charter jet, no less) to break quorum and stymie GOP-led election integrity efforts, one Texas lawmaker is bragging about the difficult sacrifice she and her colleagues are making but holing up in Washington, D.C. taking selfies and clamoring for any shred of spotlight they can get, praising herself for…
…handwashing her bras in a hotel sink?
True story. According to Texas Democrat State Rep. Donna Howard, washing one's bras and underwear in a sink amounts to "honoring out country's heritage" by "using whatever is accessible." Which, apparently, doesn't include the Laundromats that are a dime a dozen across both D.C. and Northern Virginia.
“This is what we’re doing tonight—using whatever is accessible, uwashing (sic) our clothes in the sink,” Howard tweeted, along with a photo of a few items of wet clothing slung over the shower rod in her hotel bathroom.
You bet we’re recognizing & honoring our country’s heritage. As most Texans, tho, this is what we’re doing tonight—using whatever is accessible, uwashing our clothes in the sink. #txlege https://t.co/HC8uDSnWk5 pic.twitter.com/DoaatSCqmj— Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) July 16, 2021
The absentee lawmakers’ tweet came in response to criticism from those who pointed out that Texas Dems’ hiatus from their taxpayer-funded jobs ultimately amounts to nothing more than a “sightseeing trip” in the nation’s capital.
And suffice it to say, the self-aggrandizing tweet didn’t sit well with too many people, who were quick to point out the hilarity of Howard's pretending she’s basically being forced to live like a suffering pioneer woman in order to support “voter rights.”
We have washing machines here. You flew here on a chartered private plane. You can figure it out I’m sure.— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 16, 2021
Can y’all just be normal for like 5 minutes?— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) July 16, 2021
We are in awe of your sacrifice. I cannot even fathom how you are staying strong through these difficult times. A true hero.— Marlon Rice (@marlonarice) July 16, 2021
oh bless them, they're trying so hard to make this whole stunt not completely and totally embarrassing— The Glock Ness Mobster (@The_S_O_B) July 16, 2021
and making it even more embarrassing in the process
hurts to watch
I can walk two blocks to a laundromat and have them wash, dry, and fold my clothes in like 3 hours for $.75/lb.— You Should Have Voted For Jo (@colorblindk1d) July 16, 2021
How is this not a bit?
It looks like these guys aren't making any effort to offset the absolutely terrible optics of having fled their own state - while still getting paid for the jobs they aren't actually doing - just to protest people having to show an ID at the polls.