Down the Toilet? With prospects for transgender bathroom limits getting slimmer by the day in the Legislature, opponents kept pressing the gas pedal Tuesday, holding the latest in a series of Capitol events meant to showcase broad disapproval of the most contentious item on a special session agenda filled with hot-button issues. First, dozens of women business and community leaders from across Texas stood on the Capitol's south steps to say they don't feel threatened by sharing restrooms with transgender women and don't appreciate "discriminatory" policies being made in their name. Then officials from the influential Texas Travel Industry Association abandoned months of quiet opposition, telling Gov. Greg Abbott that his effort to limit transgender-friendly bathrooms is smearing the state's reputation and endangering hundreds of small businesses. Will the bill pass?
Todd gets reaction from Attorney General Ken Paxton who says this is about safety for our children. Listen to him explain why passing the bathroom bill is very important.