Sine Die! The session is over and Texas legislators have turned to Twitter to broadcast their very important, very official messages. Maybe they’re tired of having their professional pants on, or maybe the 86th session just left them feeling feisty.
Either way, the summer break boredom of Texas lawmakers has inspired some ridiculous, bizarre, and downright hilarious tweets.
Because lawmakers have to eat, too.
Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place): Area Lawmaker Endorsed by Luby’s and Their Gross Fried Fish
SMITH 2020: This is fucking horrible https://t.co/CIEGd9HuB8— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) July 9, 2019
Love the idea and love this! But we need to talk about that fried fish! It’s not supposed to be gross – DM us— Luby’s (@lubys) July 9, 2019
Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco): Jared Patterson Decides to Treat Himself
What’s one more taco— Rep. Jared Patterson (@JaredLPatterson) June 25, 2019
Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg): Terry Canales is “That Guy” at Work
It’s called the “Daddy Tax” in my house & it’s just added flavor. We should be thanking you!— Dade Phelan (@DadePhelan) July 6, 2019
Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall): Local Dad is Painfully Prideful Over Local Burger Chain
I love Whataburger. https://t.co/9c6lzBWoED— Chris D. Paddie (@chrispaddie) June 15, 2019
Rep. Hubert Vo (D-Houston): Real Hamburger Stans Never Forget Their Roots
We wonder if they’ll put these pets on their Christmas cards.
Rep. Mary González (D-Clint): Local Lawmaker Has the GOAT and Took Glamour Shots to Prove It
To my OG (original goat) and my ride or die, Luna. She was my first goat (as an adult), and while I love all my goats, her and I have a special bond. She and I will just sit next to each other while I do e-mails or as I sing her songs. Can’t you just tell she is the Queen? #txag pic.twitter.com/vs0aKJOg6q— Mary E. Gonzalez (@RepMaryGonzalez) July 28, 2019
Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso): Joe Moody Thinks Showers Are For Squares and Prides Himself On His Extensive Rubber Duck Collection
Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster): ???
Beef!!!— Drew Springer (@DrewSpringer) July 26, 2019
Can you hear me now?
Rep. Art Fierro (D-El Paso): Art Fierro Tests Twitter to Make Sure Life Isn’t A Simulation
@artfierro79 test— Art Fierro (@art5464) May 30, 2019
Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington): Lawmaker Tweets Message Meant for His Wife
BRB— Bill Zedler (@Bill_Zedler) July 19, 2019
Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi): What is Swarm and Why Does Todd Hunter Drink Eight Cups of Coffee A Day?
I’m at Coffee Waves in Port Aransas, TX https://t.co/0CUxaYpY7O— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) August 1, 2019
CRN (@ Coffee Waves Flour Bluff in Corpus Christi, TX) https://t.co/NaWpPC2gSN— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 26, 2019
I’m at Island Joe’s Coffee & Gallery in Corpus Christi, TX https://t.co/WkhCEk73rl— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 22, 2019
CRN (@ Coffee Waves Flour Bluff in Corpus Christi, TX) https://t.co/AB5Aq9NVIC— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 19, 2019
Cool drink on a Warm day. (@ Starbucks in Corpus Christi, TX) https://t.co/oOs3RJyTg0— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 14, 2019
I’m at The Coffee Muggle in Corpus Christi, TX https://t.co/mWwKWTRogW— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 13, 2019
CRN (@ Coffee Waves Flour Bluff in Corpus Christi, TX) https://t.co/clW7TAFvd4— Todd Hunter (@toddahunter) July 12, 2019
Not all trolls are anonymous.
Rep. Gene Wu (D-Houston): Texas Lawmaker Discusses Bathtub Meth and Michael Bay
Scooters don’t kill people.— Evan (@evan7257) July 23, 2019
Drivers in cars kill people.
I mean I’m pretty sure that meth can kill people— Evan (@evan7257) July 23, 2019
This is like watching a Michael Bay movie…— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) July 27, 2019
The story makes no sense and I have no idea what’s going on. But, damn, the explosions are awesome. https://t.co/j66RkyNEYR
Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth): Lawmaker is Definitely Posting Himself – This Is Not An Aide
Really dumb https://t.co/ak7ClEGAIa— Charlie Geren (@charliegeren) July 1, 2019
Dumb already crowded https://t.co/g84sw3AxC1— Charlie Geren (@charliegeren) June 12, 2019
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake): Lawmaker Blocks People That Won’t Refer to Him as Captain
Amateur. Heck, I just started unblocking -you- this session! pic.twitter.com/ZJyd44Od3f— Giovanni Capriglione (@VoteGiovanni) July 10, 2019
Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands): I Like Beer
I don’t know what a “Birding Excursion” is but I’d tell my wife I’m already booked up for a “beering excursion” instead. https://t.co/UvUfwMs0Rt— Steve Toth (@Toth_4_Texas) July 3, 2019