Critics suggested the post was another self-serving attempt by a Democrat to portray their absence from Texas – after taking a chartered flight to the nation's capital – as a personal sacrifice instead of a political strategy move.
"You bet we’re recognizing & honoring our country’s heritage," state Rep. Donna Howard posted. "As most Texans, tho [sp], this is what we’re doing tonight—using whatever is accessible, uwashing [sic] our clothes in the sink."
Howard's Twitter post included a photo of her wet clothes draped over a shower curtain in what looked like a modest hotel room.
Some supporters of the Democrats see them as defending democracy itself, while their critics see their D.C. jaunt as an exclusive summertime sightseeing tour of Washington, in which they've been eating salads and drinking Miller Lites-- on someone else's dime.
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