Bexar County Democratic Representative Censors Leo Pacheco On Constitutional Vote
In The resolution, the county party cited pro-gun control aspects of the Texas Democratic Party’s platform, such as its “calls for a ban on the ‘open carrying’ of all guns and ‘repeal of “campus porting” policies. ” “
“[W]We call on all Democrats representing Bexar County in the Texas Legislature to always vote to protect and defend the lives of all Texans, and to uphold the principles of the Texas Democratic Party, ”the party said.
Beyond a public declaration of discontent from the local party, censorship has no serious consequences.
Pacheco was one of seven Democrats to vote for HB 1927 after being debated in the House.
According to the procedures of the legislature, the bill had two votes in front of the entire lower house – one to move the bill to absorption, and a second on its final passage the next day.
Notably, while Pacheco voted in favor of the bill on both days, he provided A declaration to the Clerk of the House on this last vote, saying that he “intended to vote no”.
Asked about its vote, Pacheco’s office said it “is waiting for the end of the session to issue a response because its priority is to focus on the adoption of substantive legislation”.
The other Democrats who voted in favor of the constitutional bill are the representatives. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg), Harold Dutton (D-Houston), Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City), Tracy King (D-Batesville), Eddie Morales (D-Eagle pass) and Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo ).
Rep. Ramon Romero (D-Fort Worth) voted to move HB 1927 to captivity, but mentionned he voted incorrectly due to “the malfunction of his voting machine” and he opposed the final passage of the bill the next day.
HB 1927 was approved by the Texas Senate with some notable amendments, but the House refused to approve the amendments and sent the bill to a conference committee to resolve the differences.
Speakers representing the committee include Canales and Guillen, as well as representatives Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), James White (R-Hillister) and Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock).
Following a request from a conference committee, the Senate quickly accepted and appointed Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), Donna Campbell (R -New Braunfels) and Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe).
Once the conference committee decides which – if any – of the Senate amendments to keep on the bill, it will require a majority vote of approval in both houses.