NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Austin, Texas: Jim Cummins) The shutdown of the Texas state legislature caused by the walkout of Democratic representatives, who left the state in protest of a Republican redistricting bill, featured; details given of House speaker Tom Craddick††’s order to arrest the Democrats and bring them back; diagram shown of the proposed redistricting for Austin. [Texas Republican Party chair Susan WEDDINGTON†- says we’re witnessing the tyranny of the minority.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY†- says they should all resign.] [In Oklahoma, state Representative Jim DUNNAM†- tells US Representative Tom DeLay “don’t mess with Texas.”] [DeLAY - says the map was drawn by the Texas House.] [“Austin American-Statesman” reporter David McNEELY†- comments on the national publicity.]