Officers clarified that the list of items not permitted in the gallery was not new and that the confiscations were an effort to maintain the “rules of decorum.” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said earlier that law enforcement would “clear the gallery” if chaos erupted during the debate.
“We’re going to have strict enforcement. If there are any demonstrations, we are going to clear the gallery,” Dewhurst said Thursday. “I hope we don’t get to that point but if we do, we do. This is a democracy and we will not be interrupted from doing the people’s work by an unruly mob.“
Hey, Dewhurst, go fuck yourself. Angry people screaming at politicians is democracy you shithead.