Mark Jones, Craig Cohen, Brandon discussed on Houston Matters


This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We continue now. Our discussion about day two of the Statehouse Democrats walk out from the special session as well as other developments in politics in this week's political roundup. Joining us today are Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Brandon Rotting House professor of political science at the University of Houston and co host Of news 88 Sevens Party Politics Program, Gentlemen. Good morning. Morning, Gregory. Uh, so I suspect you were both listening in as we were talking with both representative wound Representative Middleton and also Dr Dixon about the Texas House Democrats walk out and I guess where I want to start with the two of you is. How does this end? Brandon. Any ideas it end. I think badly for probably both groups. This is made everybody look a little bit foolish. I think Republicans have hope to get a lot done. They may have bitten off more than they could chew, and now they're having to face these sorts of consequences for Democrats. They're going to get a lot of pushback from their district on these issues are going to get pressure to get back to work as a representative, Middleton said. So I think both sides are going to get a lot of slings and arrows on this. The way that these events in the past has been through a negotiated settlement. There's been enough goodwill in the chamber. To be able to encourage the way were members to come back. If sometimes it's about just the need to work and move through differences, or maybe their specific policy objectives that they can agree on. It sounds like there's a compromise that could be had here in our Republicans obviously have drawn a line in the sand Democrats or staying away until they get better news, But I think ultimately it's going to have to end with some kind of compromise Mark What do you think chance for compromise in this I think either compromise or a tacit surrender by Democrats and maybe perhaps in the middle there. So when Democrats gotten that they had several goals..

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