26 June 2013

People's Filibuster in Texas

It was quite a scene at the Texas State Capital and will likely be one for the history books.

Here's the line from Leticia Van de Putte that provoked the first people's filibuster in Texas:

The applause in response to her statement began the people's filibuster where the chambers became so noisy, the Senate was unable to proceed.

Here's a clip from the rotunda.

No matter your point of view on the issue that provoked it, the People's Filibuster has proven it's efficacy.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst called the people's response: "Occupy Wall Street tactics".

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