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Texas State Reps Passing Around Porn, Colleague Says

Things got a little odd on the floor of the Texas House this afternoon. As the Texas Tribune reports, and several media members are tweeting, female members are expressing outrage over the flyer to the right, with one calling it pornography.

On the other hand, the one who referred to pornography is Tea Partier Debbie Riddle, so make of that what you will.

Representative Senfronia Thompson lit into the flyer, which was distributed by the conservative Texas Civil Justice League and argued against the (yawn) "nanny state" Amurrica is allegedly becoming.

Reports the Tribune:

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"I am really disgusted, and I'm really ashamed, that there's nothing better for some organizations than kicking women," Thompson said, at times screaming into the microphone as many female lawmakers gathered in support. "I am appalled that the Texas Civil Justice League would go so low that they would put out these kind of hateful, resentful, bitter, despicable and violent flyers toward women just to get at a piece of legislation passed."

Just another day in Austin. Can sine die get here fast enough?

Update: Emily Ramshaw of the Tribune tweets that Riddle has said the porn reference was to a one-time incident involving a cellphone; also, you can see Thompson's fiery speech here.

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