Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford,
State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, spent Wednesday killing bills that could have improved and even saved lives throughout Texas.
Allegedly, Stickland, among other Republicans (Molly White), attacked Democratic-endorsed bills out of retaliation after Texas Democrats led efforts to kill the right to open-carry on college campuses, which was revived and passed late Wednesday night.
Stickland and his buddies’ convoluted and outlandish speeches led to the temporary death of a bill allowing video recording of special need classrooms to prevent injury or abuse (it eventually passed); a bill adding to awareness on misuse of prescription drugs in public schools' curriculum; and a bill keeping euthanasia as a last resort in animal shelters.
The San Antonio Express-News reported
that State Sen. José Menéndez was able to revive the euthanasia bill today.
Reporters at Capitol Hill recounted the numerous absurdities used by Stickland: