Watch This Texas Representative Take Down Tea Party Politicians for Hurting Hungry Children
State Representative Helen Giddings (D-DeSoto) received a standing ovation after delivering an impassioned personal privilege speech on the House floor in response to members of the Freedom Caucus knocking her bill, HB 2159, off the Local & Consent Calendar. The bill was intended to provide free or reduced cost lunches for children who qualify, relieving those kids from hunger and ridicule at lunchtime.
She called out by name Tea Party Republicans Rep. BriscoeCain (R- Deer Park), Rep. Matt Ranaldi (R- Irving), Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R- Arlington), Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R- Bedford), and Rep. Kyle Bieddermann (R- Fredricksburg), shaming them for their cold hearted dismissal of the bill, questioning what kind of servant leaders they are if they do not protect the most vulnerable in our state.
Texans took note, supporting Rep. Giddings and applauding her defense of Texas children.
— Jason Sabo (@texassabo) May 9, 2017
Thank you @helengiddings for taking a bold stance in support of hungry children on the floor of the Texas House today. We applaud you!
— TXChildrens Advocacy (@TXChildrensGR) May 9, 2017
— Rebecca Marques (@_RebeccaMarques) May 9, 2017
— Stephanie Rubin (@Steph_Rubin) May 9, 2017
Thank you, Representative Giddings for representing Texas values and fighting for Texas children.