Texas: newspaper editorial shames entire Texas House for applauding mea culpa of El Paso lawmaker busted for DWI

Boozing politician who caused wreck given flowers by her fellow bozo lawmakers!

From Baylor Lariat
Think about the things you applaud: a symphony, perhaps, or a play at your community theater. You don’t applaud any old thing, and when you give a standing ovation, you save it for something really special.

Well, one Texas lawmaker is getting applause, and even flowers — but not for doing something great.

Texas state representative Naomi Gonzalez, D-El Paso, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Gonzalez hit a car with her BMW sedan, which then hit a cyclist. The cyclist was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at an Austin hospital.

She apologized to the entire Texas House on Monday, asking for the special privilege of speaking about something that wasn’t on the agenda.

Following her apology, her fellow House members applauded her — a standing ovation — and she received flowers. ….MORE

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