Texas Democrat’s photo of drying clothes leads to new accusations of phony ‘sacrifice’

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 07/20/2021
A Texas Democrat who was among more than 50 state lawmakers to fly from Austin to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to block a GOP voting bill by denying quorum was called out by critics on social media Thursday night over a post about her hand-washed clothes.

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.

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