Protesters to March on Capitol Over Sabotage of TSA Groping Bill
Legislation set to be heard in both House and Senate today, but amendments inserted by Straus and Dewhurst have gutted the bill
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, June 27, 2011
Demonstrators led by Austin-based radio host Alex Jones will again march on the Capitol building today to protest the sabotage of an anti-TSA groping bill that was scheduled to receive a hearing on Friday but was mothballed for a second time after House members failed to show for the vote, and has now been rendered almost impotent by amendments inserted by Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst that have gutted the bill.
The protest is set to take place at 4pm CST this afternoon.
Jones will lead demonstrators to the Capitol for the second month running over the TSA bill, having also protested in May after the federal government threatened to enforce a federal blockade that would have turned Texas into a de facto no fly zone to prevent the Senate from passing a bill that had already sailed through the House.
Speaker of the House Joe Straus has been instrumental in stymying the passage of the TSA bill, calling the legislation an “ill-advised publicity stunt” and “unenforceable,” while demanding the bill be significantly watered down, despite the fact that it already passed the House unanimously last month. According to the Texas Tribune, Straus approached the bill’s primary sponsor Rep. David Simpson last week and insisted that language pertaining to “private parts” be removed from the legislation altogether, which would have completely gutted the bill.