Texas Democrats trolled for Miller Lite crate on bus on way to DC: 'Hold my Sam Adams'

Miller Lite was trending after a crate was spotted on a bus filled with Democrats who flew to Washington DC to block the Texas voter suppression bill

                            Texas Democrats trolled for Miller Lite crate on bus on way to DC: 'Hold my Sam Adams'
The viral image of Texas Democrats on their way to Washington with a crate of Miller Lite (Twitter/@DanPatrick)

House Democrats chose to leave the state of Texas and go to Washington, DC in order to prevent the Texas Legislature from voting on a bill meant to legalize voting restrictions and decided to carry a crate of Miller Lite along with them. Texas has been leading the charge on passing conservative bills ahead of the 2022 midterms. The incident is reminiscent of the time when Texas governor Ted Cruz posted a picture of himself watching a game drinking a Sam Adams beer.

After a late-night behind closed doors meeting in May, the lawmakers authorized permitless carry. Texas is becoming the 21st state in the United States to legalize "constitutional carry." In the latest case, as many as 58 lawmakers flew to DC on two private jets, effectively paralyzing the state House and blocking the vote on a bill that has aroused the ire of civil rights groups and voting rights advocates. But social media went into a frenzy when they spotted a crate of Miller Lite that seemed to travel along with one of the groups in a bus.


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 The original tweet was sent out by Texas representative James Talarico. "My Democratic colleagues and I are leaving the state to break quorum and kill the Texas voter suppression bill. We’re flying to DC to demand Congress pass the For The People Act and save our democracy. Good trouble. #txlege," he tweeted. Adding to the thread, he wrote: "We're prepared to stay out of Texas for the rest of the session. This decision wasn't easy. Many of my colleagues left kids, elderly parents, & sick loved ones. Many are risking their day jobs & their seats in the House. But we won't sit by & watch democracy wither on the vine."

'So brave. Hard sacrifices. Miller Lite.'

But social media sleuths were quick to spot the crate of Miller Lite that sat occupying one of the seats on the bus and trolled the Democrats. "This is some propagandistic nonsense. Hope you enjoyed your beer-fueled, maskless road trip though!" said one, retweeting the photo. "Smiling House Dems fly off to DC on a private jet with a case of Miller Lite, breaking House quorum, abandoning their constituents, while the Senate still works. It’s my hope that Senate Dems report tomorrow to do what they were elected to do. We will vote on #SB1. #txlege," said Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas. "Dude grabbed a case of Miller Lite and jumped on a private plane and thinks he's crossing the Delaware with George Washington," a third chimed in. "So brave. Hard sacrifices. Miller Lite," a fourth added.





'Better Miller Lite than Democracy Lite'

"Texas Dems drink Miller Lite. Repubs drink whatever trump tells them to," a Twitter user said. "OH: wow the democrats can fly with a full case of miller lite but when i do it it’s “alcoholism” and “highly concerning?” okay," added another. "Better Miller Lite than “Democracy Lite," a third added. Another tweeted a close-up of Talarico saying: "He’s the dude who bought the Miller Lite. I’d bet my life on it."

"As Texas republicans rage about Texas Dems drinking Miller Lite Ted Cruz says….hold my Sam Adams," another quipped.