Amid Obstruction By Dan Patrick and GOP, Rita Lucido Calls on Joan Huffman to Support Red Flag Laws to Keep Our Schools and Children Safe
Texas – On the heels of the Senate hearing on “red flag” laws this week, Democratic candidate for State State Rita Lucido on Friday launched a highly targeted and robust ad campaign to educate, engage and mobilize voters on Sen. Joan Huffman’s abysmal record of blocking extreme risk protection order – or “red flag” laws, in the State Senate.
“Make no mistake: as Chair of the State Affairs Committee, Sen. Joan Huffman is responsible for killing Red Flag Law legislation in 2017. Texans deserve better,” reads one of the ads, referencing the 2017 Red Flaw Law sponsored by Sen. José Rodriguez (SB 434) that died in the Senate Committee on State Affairs of which Joan Huffman is the Chair.
The ad push will target SD-17 voters on social media and comes at a crucial time when Sen. Joan Huffman is said to be reconsidering her position on Red Flag Laws ahead of an extremely competitive election against challenger Rita Lucido in November.
“In a remarkable show of partisan politics at its worse, Dan Patrick, Joan Huffman and Texas Republicans have abandoned any sense of professional responsibility as elected officials to keep our schools, communities and children safe from the threat of gun violence,” said Rita Lucido, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 17. “Santa Fe was one of our darkest days. The fact that Joan Huffman, Dan Patrick and their Republican colleagues in the Legislature continue to kick the can down the road on crucial legislation to keep firearms away from those deemed to be a serious risk to themselves and others is inexcusable and unforgivable. It is too little too late for Joan Huffman to correct her failed track record on this issue, and am confident that the majority of Texans – including responsible gun owners – will join me in holding her accountable this November.”