Radio Talk Show Host Leads Loud Crowd To Storm Texas Capitol
A boisterous group of protesters angry over the Texas
Senate's failure to vote on the airport groping bill tried to enter
the public gallery this afternoon and were blocked by state
Shouting "treason" and "cowards" and carrying signs and placards, and led by radio talk show host Alex Jones, the group of perhaps as many as 100 people entered the State Capitol shortly after 3 p.m. and first went to the House chamber.
There, House members quickly informed the shouting group that it
was the Senate that had failed to take action late Tuesday on House
Bill 1937, which would have made it a crime for security checkpoint
screeners to handle the private parts of anyone they
Legislators caved into to federal authorities who threatened to close all airports in Texas if they passed the bill.