Rep. Joe Pickett sticks it to Rep. Jonathan Stickland

State Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, subtly poked fun at one of his colleagues who was trying to derail one his bills Thursday.

Pickett walked from the front mic on the House floor to the lectern at the rear of the chamber, where state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, prepared his crusade to temporarily knock Pickett’s House Bill 2346 out of consideration.

Pickett said he was delivering to Stickland a large-print copy of the bill’s language, which would give limited powers of arrest to security officials at the Federal Reserve Bank.

But included on the page were two stick figures to help Stickland understand the bill.

Depicted was an armed Fed security guard, which was labelled “Good Guy,” and a masked bank robber with a “Bad Guy” tag.

See the illustration below.

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Author: Tim Eaton

Tim is a reporter on the State Desk at the Austin American-Statesman. He covers the Texas House and several topics, such as immigration, insurance and any other issue that starts with an "i."

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