TX Lt. Gov. Accuses Abortion Bill Protesters Of Using ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Tactics

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June 26, 2013 3:10 a.m.
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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday he was “frustrated” with the results of an epic special legislative session after he declared at about 3 a.m. that the state’s hotly contested abortion bill could not be passed.

Dewhurst said an “unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics” defeated the legislation he said was intended to protect women and babies, according to the Texas Tribune.

Protesters in the gallery erupted in cheers along with Senate Democrats when the clock struck midnight without a final vote having taken place, preventing Republican senators from completing the voting process within the constitutionally prescribed time and effectively defeating the bill.

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