New state Rep. Mayes Middleton wasted little time introducing himself to his colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives, although his first proposal in the lower legislative chamber fell flat.

Middleton, a Chambers County Republican, was elected in November to represent Texas House District 23. He was sworn in Tuesday and was not shy about standing in front of the House during its first full day of work Wednesday.

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Carlos Ponce

“If government shutdown scares you but terrorists coming across our border doesn’t, you’re a special kind of stupid.”
I agree with Congressman Weber.[beam]

George Croix

Nobody should be expected to sit down and shut up.
But, what it's more helpful if what is said has some chance of being taken seriously.....

Anyway, the quote from Carlos above by Weber pretty much sums up rational thinking related to the intransigence of refusing to fund an invasion limiting barricade but cheerfully funding the invaders' maternity care, schooling, medical care......

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