Democratic state Rep. Victoria Neave’s four-day fast to protest the bill to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” has drawn the attention of the legislation’s House sponsor — but it likely didn’t produce the reaction she was hoping for.
“I’m not doing that. I didn’t get to be a fat white boy by not eating,” said state Rep. Charlie Geren, the Fort Worth Republican carrying Senate Bill 4 in the House.
The bill, already approved by the Senate, is slated for a lengthy floor debate Wednesday. Neave, who last ate Sunday morning when she received communion at mass in Dallas, has vowed to not eat until it’s over.
“What I need to do is postpone it a couple days and see how hungry she gets,” Geren said, adding that he was kidding.