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Cue Sarah McLachlan.

The Texas Democrats who flew away to Washington, D.C. to protest a couple of voting bills are asking for your help in sending them care packages while they are holed up in our nation's capital.

The Dallas County Democratic Party announced the development on Saturday and said it would be hosting collections all week long from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Our Dems in DC said they’d appreciate care packages from home," the organization wrote in a tweet. "Before 5pm Tues, we're collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping. TY!"

Oh the humanity! How in the world will these Democrats survive in such dire straits?

Republican Senator Ted Cruz humorously responded to the plea on Twitter.

Some other prominent government officials gave their input on the care package drive.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also weighed in and called the collection "embarrassing."

"Not only have they taken a vacation to avoid doing their job, now they want you to help pay for it. This is so embarrassing," she wrote on Monday.

Ex-senior legal adviser to former President Donald Trump, Jenna Ellis, asked, "They can’t get all that at CVS?"

It was on Monday, July 12th Texas House Democrats left a special legislative session and took a flight to Washington D.C. to protest Texas Senate Bill 1. It seems like being confined to a luxury hotel for two weeks is too much for the Democrats to handle.

So, what do you think? Should these suffering, helpless Democrats get back to Texas and get back to work? Or do you sympathize with their lack of Dr Pepper and sewing kits? Let us know what you think on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.

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