BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – 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 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, this is what we’re doing tonight—using whatever is accessible, washing our clothes in the sink.”
According to a member of her staff, she videotaped herself removing her clothes and sent the footage to an adult website. And after the adult website viewed the video, they passed it on to the Animal Planet.