Texas Rep Has No Time to Focus on Abortion Law When Magic Still Isn’t a ‘National Treasure’

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There are currently only 19 abortion clinics in all of Texas (a number that could drop to ten or fewer if HB2 continues to be upheld), but don’t tell that to Texas representative Pete Sessions, whose No. 1 priority right now is getting “magic” recognized as a national treasure. In a resolution introduced on Monday, Sessions submits that we must begin “recognizing magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.” Lay it on me, Sesh:

Whereas magic is an art form with the unique power and potential to impact the lives of all people;

Whereas magic enables people to experience the impossible;

Whereas magic is used to inspire and bring wonder and happiness to others;

Whereas magic has had a significant impact on other art forms;

Sessions’s resolution ends succinctly: “Whereas it is in the best interest of the national welfare to preserve and celebrate the unique art form of magic: Now, therefore, be it.”

Before he took up magic as his cause célèbre, Sessions voted yes on prohibiting federal funding for abortion. Way to go, Magic Mike.

Texas Rep Wants Magic to Be a National Treasure