WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The number of Texas Democrats who have contracted COVID-19 after fleeing the state to block a Republican voting bill has risen to at least six.
A spokesperson for the Texas Democratic Caucus confirmed to NBC News on Monday that a sixth lawmaker tested positive for the virus and has begun quarantining. The caucus will cease providing a daily COVID-19 case count, the spokesperson added.
Last week, more than 50 Democrats from the Texas House flew to Washington, D.C., chartering a private jet and foregoing masks, which are required for commercial airline passengers in the U.S. who are older than two. They also were photographed with a case of Miller Lite.
Did they need an ID to buy that Miller lite? pic.twitter.com/K6IjfxFIFg
— Jeremy Grey (@jeremygrey11) July 12, 2021
The representatives left Texas to deny a quorum and prevent passage of Senate Bill 1, legislation championed by Republicans that would ban 24-hour voting and require monthly voter roll checks, among other provisions. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) named election integrity a top priority for the current special legislative session he called after House Democrats killed another voting bill in May.
All of the Texas Democrats in D.C., including those who have tested positive for COVID-19, are “fully vaccinated,” and have been since March, Texas Rep. Gene Wu wrote on Twitter. “We got complacent because we felt safe,” he tweeted Monday, acknowledging that coronavirus vaccines do not necessarily stop viral transmission.
“Being vaccinated doesn’t ALWAYS stop you from spreading the virus,” he said.
In addition to infecting each other, the lawmakers may have given COVID-19 to at least one infected White House staffer, as well as to an aide of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In 2019, LifePetitions launched a similar petition on behalf of Jeff Younger (the father) and his son James, asking for support and for the Texas state authorities to intervene in a unbelievable case in which the Dallas courts keep flip-flopping over which parent has parental rights and, ultimately, whether or not James must be forced to live as a girl and suffer the trauma of so-called gender "transitioning," as his mom believes he is a girl.
Incredibly, we now seem to be back at square one.
Jeff Younger currently has a gag order put on him, which prohibits him to speak out in defense of his son. But, because he has recently decided to ignore that order, to save his son from irreversible surgery, this brave Dad now faces possible arrest.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which does two things: 1) Supports Jeff Younger (again, the Dad) in his fight to save his son, James, from so-called gender "transitioning;" and, 2) Calls on Texas' Attorney General to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Mr. Younger.
CLICK HERE to WATCH the latest LifeSite interview with Jeff Younger. Hear about the latest developments with his son, as well as the real dangers of gender reassignment surgery and other “transititioning” methods.
Currently, even though he shares 50/50 parental rights to James, which has allowed him to stop the chemical castration of his son, Jeff’s ex-wife recently sued to have full parental rights and to "give her sole medical and psychological decision making."
Jeff is also being threatened with jail time from the gag order, which he believes was intentionally done to stop him from helping pass legislation in Texas to ban sex-change surgeries for minors.
Jeff says that the gag order "prohibits me from speaking on all manner of political topics. And I’m not even allowed to tell you in that gag order whether my son’s a boy or girl."
But Jeff is speaking out, no matter what, because of the real danger that his son is in if he undergoes "transition" surgery.
Indeed, so-called gender "transitions" present many unsafe effects, some desired, some undesired, though all dangerous for one's physical and mental health.
Puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones have not been proven safe. For example, the FDA has NOT approved Lupron and GnRH analogues for use in blocking puberty.
Risks associated with these pharmaceuticals include: low bone density, high blood pressure, weight gain, abnormal glucose tolerance, breast cancer, liver disease, thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease.
And, additional risks and potential harms include:
For Males: Stunting of penile and testicular growth, sexual dysfunction, prevention of spermatogenesis, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
For Females: A menopause-like state, blockade of normal breast development, decreased blood flow to vagina and vulva, sexual dysfunction, thinning of vaginal epithelium, vaginal atrophy, prevention of menses/ovulation, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
In other words, these medications can sterilize and cause medical harm to vulnerable, confused children.
And, the stunning part about this: studies show that 85% of gender confused children eventually become comfortable with the sex of their bodies.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports Jeff Younger, a Texas Dad, who is fighting to prevent his son, James, from being "turned into a girl." At the same time, we appeal to Texas State Attorney General, to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Jeff.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Save James: Father risks arrest to save 9-year-old son from forced gender-transition': https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/save-james-father-risks-arrest-to-save-9-year-old-son-from-forced-gender-transition
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF PUSHING GENDER IDEOLOGY ON CHILDREN:
Many eminent psychiatrists are now speaking against the faulty notion that sex is fluid and a matter of choice. In particular, they are concerned about the welfare of children and young people in this regard.
Dr Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, who has researched the occurrence of gender dysphoria for 40 years, has stated that the notion of gender fluidity "is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges". [See more below.]
And, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is definite about the promotion of transgenderism as being harmful public policy:
"Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: 'XY' and 'XX' are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived, either male or female…Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents…” [Read more below.]
Here is what Dr Paul McHugh said on this topic: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgendered-men-dont-become-women-they-become
This is the ACP statement on Gender Ideology: http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children
About the medical risks associated with medical interventions to attempt to change the sex of the body: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/01/59422/
About some of the unconscionable practices some medical professionals are engaged in:
The staffer for Pelosi had ushered the Democrats around the Capitol and went to a rooftop reception with them that was also attended by the White House official, Axios reported Tuesday. Both individuals got COVID despite being vaccinated, Axios said.
The White House has said that neither Joe Biden, nor other senior officials, have had recent direct contact with the staffer who has tested positive for coronavirus.
“We certainly understand there will be breakthrough cases,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday, remarking that COVID-19 vaccines “are not foolproof.”
“They’re not 100 percent effective. We’ve seen that,” she said.
Psaki also revealed that the Biden administration has experienced an undisclosed number of “breakthrough” COVID-19 cases among officials who have received coronavirus vaccines.
The Texas Democrats last week had met with Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic senators, pushing the Senate to pass a radical election bill, H.R. 1, which would ban state voter ID laws. Harris, who compared the legislators to Frederick Douglass and people who “shed their blood” for voting rights, has not quarantined since the meeting.
Press secretary Psaki said this week that Harris tested negative for COVID-19 after the meeting, contradicting an earlier statement from the Vice President’s office, which claimed that Harris and her staff did “not need to be tested or quarantined” as they “were not at risk of exposure” and were “not in close contact with those who tested positive[.]”
Gov. Abbott and fellow Texas Republicans have blasted the runaway Democrats’ “super spreader” trip to D.C., with Abbott branding it a “disaster.”
“Because they abandoned their responsibility, when they get back to Texas, I will be calling another special session and put this back on the agenda as well as so many other items that are so important to their constituents,” he said yesterday in an appearance on Fox News.
Imagine if 50 GOP state reps skipped work, drank beer on a private jet while ignoring federal mask mandates, held a press conference to spread flagrant lies that’ve been debunked, and then infected the Speaker’s Office and White House with COVID. Just imagine.#TexasDemocrats
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) July 20, 2021
“Texas House Democrats engaged in performance theater for weeks claiming Gov. Abbott was putting lives at risk by reopening the state economy and waiving the statewide mask mandate,” Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak said.
“Then they flew to D.C. on a private jet stocked with Miller Lite without masks, in violation of FAA rules, and now this farce turned into a super spreader event.”