Most Shared

Weather Alert

Flash Flood Watches

Mason County: 10AM Saturday through 10AM Sunday
Llano, Gillespie, Burnet, Blanco, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell & Fayette Counties: 1PM Saturday through 7PM Sunday
Milam County: 1PM Saturday through Midnight Sunday Night.

Localized flooding is possible with any heavier downpours.

Turn Around Don't Drown.

Interactive radar: http://tiny.cc/iradar

Search hashtag #keyewx for updates.
Go to atxfloods.com to check road closures.


WEATHER ALERT

Weather Alert Radar

Politics

Politics

 
text size

Perry: Wendy Davis Didn't Learn From Own Example

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry took at jab at State Sen. Wendy Davis who Tuesday successfully filibustered to stop a bill to restrict abortion.

"Even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman. She was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate, Perry said today in a speech to the National Right to Life Convention. "It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

About an hour after the speech, Davis' office released this statement:

"Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.

Our governor should reflect our Texas values.  Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test."

Davis staged a one-woman filibuster for more than 11 hours -- and got help from hundreds of shrieking protesters -- to keep tough new proposed abortion restrictions from passing the Legislature.
 
But Perry has now given lawmakers an extra 30 days to try again in the GOP-dominated Legislature, starting Monday.

Web Extra: Complete filibuster/special session coverage


(AP contributed to this report.)

Perry: Wendy Davis Didn't Learn From Own Example


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 
Advertise with us!