Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BREAKING: Indiana Democrats Flee The State To Avoid Anti-Union Vote

By Mary Beth Schneider
February 22, 2011

House Democrats are leaving the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation, The Indianapolis Star has learned. 

A source said Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House was came into session this morning, with only two of the 40 Democrats present. Those two were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

1 comment:

  1. Never understood the ability to do this leaving the job thing in politics. I would think that if there is an absentism, then the vote should go to the opposite side. If you don't care enough to vote, you should have no voice on the matter.

    Also, if I treated my job that way, I'd get fired.