He really seems to care. About what, I have no idea:
Rabon: We were informed that that bill would never leave the House.
Withers: How did this bill get through the House?
Rabon: Because the nature of the beast of the House, they are a bunch of "PUSSIES" (screaming). They got political heat. They said we can no longer sit on this. We know the senate will not pass it because it is a piece of crap, so we will send it to them and they will take the heat. Ladies and gentlemen, that is politics 101. They are the big boys and girls. We will put it in their lap. Let them get their butts kicked. Let them take the heat. They passed the bill on to the Senate to take the heat. They knew it would not pass the Senate.
I've read the entire transcript, under the mistaken assumption it would help me understand Rabon's position on this issue. Frankly, I'm not sure he even understands his position. Except maybe that the Universe is Rabon-centric and all matter revolves around him:
Slaughter: So, Dr Rabon, quick question: If you draft a stronger bill with more teeth, how confident do you feel that the other Senators will agree with you?
Rabon: Senator Wade and I and Senator Jackson (Chair from Ag.) We’ll get 48 votes.
The bill will be passed, 100%, if it’s sponsored by me. Once the Senate votes on it, it has to pass the house. It’s that simple, folks.
Ingram: I want to ask something real quick. When you and I talked, you said that the special interest groups will be brought in. When will the special interest groups be called in?
Rabon: Yes, after we’ve met with the Governor.
Ingram: What's to say if the Senate passes it, it passes in the House?
Rabon: If sponsored by me, 100%! It‘s that simple folks. I don't mean to brag.
I'm pretty sure that's exactly what you're doing. Just as I'm sure the recent claims of "Legislative immunity" regarding voter suppression didn't just materialize out of thin air, it's something these idiots got together and discussed. Not sure Rabon came away from that meeting fully prepped, though:
If you are with the press (pointing at Anita August), that ain't allowed.
Withers: No, Anita is not with the press. She is my organizer of thoughts, and of information.
Rabon: I have legislative immunity. Means if I hear it or see it, it's a lie. I don't have to admit it. It has to do with legislation that may be pending or is written. Anything I write or what have you. By courts it can. You can say what I say. But I cannot recall. I will tell you . . . there may be other people in the state that are working on the same thing I am working on. It cannot be shared. A dozen legislators may be working on similar bills. . . . There may be others. Staff does not have the right to tell if it is going on.
Yeah, let's go. Right over to Central Hospital to get you evaluated...