Image Source: Greg Casar Twitter photograph screenshot composite
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A Democrat congressman from Texas was mocked and ridiculed after he barely survived a "thirst strike" without water for more than eight grueling hours at the U.S. Capitol.
"Yesterday was incredible. I was honored to be joined at my thirst strike by workers in Texas and across the nation—and by lots of colleagues pushing for federal heat safety protections," tweeted Rep. Greg Casar (D-Tex.).
"9 hours without water or food, but I’m more energized than ever to get this done," he triumphantly proclaimed.
Casar was protesting against a Texas state law that would remove some worker protections passed by local governments. The cities of Houston and San Antonio have filed lawsuits against the law that would go into force on Sept. 1. Casar called on President Joe Biden to support a federal heat standard to protect workers and require water breaks during high temperatures.
His modest protest was widely mocked after he posted a photograph of himself receiving medical attention.
"I go on a thirst strike literally every night at bedtime. Please clap," joked Sara Gonzalez of BlazeTV.
"Drama Queen Greg Casar might be the weakest man in North America," replied podcaster Michael Sullivan.
"This blockhead basically discovered intermittent fasting and is now calling himself a hero activist for it," read one tweet.
"9 hours? Let’s hope he never goes into labor," responded another detractor.
"On a normal day, do you snack every 20 minutes? Is that why 9 hours without a meal feels heroic?" asked a critic.
"So you skipped lunch….. What highway, school or airport will be named after you for your heroism," responded another detractor.
A separate tweet with a video of supporters applauding Casar was given the dreaded ratio, with only 664 likes but more than 4,500 comments.
A KSAT-TV report noted that water breaks weren't actually specifically mentioned in the bill.
Here's more about Casar's thirst protest:
Texas congressman holds hunger, thirst strike in protest of House Bill 2127www.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.