'A dumpster fire': Texas Lt. Gov. loses it over 'depraved' Portland leaders after city floats plan to boycott state
Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) slammed leaders in Portland, Ore. on Monday after city officials announced a vote on boycotting Texas travel and trade in response to the state's ban on abortion after 6 weeks.
On Monday, September 6, Patrick took to Twitter with his reaction to Portland's countermeasure.
"Portland boycotting Texas is a complete joke," Patrick tweeted on Monday. "A city led by depraved officials allows lawlessness, putting their citizens in grave danger. A boycott will hurt them, not us. Texas' economy is stronger than ever. We value babies and police, they don't."
Patrick's latest remarks come just days before the Portland City Council's scheduled vote on banning city business transactions with the state of Texas. According to Oregon Live, the proposed decision is in "response to Texas' new law, which went into effect Wednesday and bans abortions after physicians can detect fetal cardiac activity."
The Texas Republican leader also lambasted Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) for the city's decision.
"Texas is solidly #prolife and Texans support law enforcement," wrote Patrick. "Meanwhile, Portland is a dumpster fire and Texas is thriving."
Despite Patrick's criticism, Wheeler has made it clear that he strongly disagrees with Texas' anti-abortion law.
"All people should have the right to choose if and when they carry a pregnancy," Wheeler's office said in a statement Friday. "This law rewards private individuals for exercising surveillance and control over others' bodies … And, it will force people to carry pregnancies against their will."
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