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Dustin Burrows [R-83] Spergs Out On Leader Rinaldi, Claims He Ended Roe
As Texas is being invaded at the southern border, State Representative Dustin Burrows has been endlessly mourning the death of former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leech who #DiedSuddenly last week.
Instead of asking if Mississippi State’s vaccine mandate was a contributing factor in Leech’s sudden death at 61, or talking about how the Mississippi state house has passed much more conservative laws across the board, Burrows took to Twitter to personally take credit for overturning Roe v. Wade and attack Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi.
Burrows also claimed, without evidence, that the 87th legislative session was the “most conservative in history.”
Rinaldi responded by saying that Democrats are running important things like public education and border security in Texas under the Phelan regime. Burrows replied with passive aggressiveness.
First, it’s utterly bizarre to claim credit for a Supreme Court decision, which makes you wonder if Burrows has really cleaned up his act after he went through his aggressive homeless person phase.
Even worse, the Texas legislature did not outlaw abortion. It was already outlawed. The old laws outlawing abortions were never repealed. As reported by the Texas Tribune, abortion has been illegal in Texas since 1857. That is 165 years ago for our common core readers.
At the time, Texas was under a near-total abortion ban that outlawed performing or “furnishing the means for” an abortion, except to save the life of the pregnant patient, punishable by up to five years in the penitentiary.
The law had been on the books for as long as Texas had books, dating back to the creation of the state’s penal code in 1857. It remained in effect, largely unchanged but only intermittently enforced, for the next 116 years until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
This isn’t an esoteric Abolish Abortion Texas factoid. It’s a matter of absolute fact. Attorney General Ken Paxton issued guidance immediately after Roe fell, saying his office would support criminal charges for those killing babies under the pre-Roe Texas law.
“Performing elective abortions has been a crime in Texas since [at least] 1854,” Paxton’s office argued before the state’s high court. “It was a crime in 1973, when the United States Supreme Court erroneously found a right to elective abortion somewhere in the penumbras of the Constitution. And it was a crime on June 24, 2022, when that Court finally corrected its error.” -Source DMN
Even doubly worse, the law passed in 2021 actually loosened abortion restrictions.
…lawmakers prepared for a more modern post-Roe future by passing a trigger law to automatically set in place an abortion ban 30 days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its judgment overturning Roe v. Wade. That law explicitly protects a pregnant person from prosecution and allows for abortions in narrow cases to save the life of the pregnant patient. Unlike the 1857 law, it does not criminalize anyone who assists in or furnishes the means for a prohibited abortion.
Burrows is doing a very good job at keeping west Texas a conservative place to live.
As the border is destroyed, the currency is destroyed, the mass grooming, families and marriage in crisis, the middle class being decimated, and these guys tweet about sports and brag about how conservative they are.
The Texas GOP Chairman, who is currently doing a pretty good job, is elected by the 64 members of the State Republican Executive Committee. Dade Phelan and Dustin Burrows are running into this problem where they can’t figure out how to buy off enough SREC members to anoint their own Chairman. This is because the SREC is comprised of totally committed, die-hard ideologues who aren’t interested in pretending things are going well in Texas.
However, Texas Republicans in the House quite literally have their votes for sale when it comes to leadership.
But always, credit where credit is due—Burrows at least had the decency to take a shower to stop looking like homeless person.
Good for him.