The Wendy Davis campaign seems to have found themselves in more hot water with a recently released video from conservative activist James O'Keefe, who caught on tape some of Davis' supporters with the organization Battleground Texas actually mocking her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, for being paralyzed in a wheelchair.
O'Keefe posted the video to his Project Veritas website accompanied with the following statement:
While investigating Obamacare Navigators, Battleground Texas, and their connection to Obama’s Organizing for America, we caught some deeply offensive comments on tape.
It seems Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’ strategy to win the Governor’s seat is to mock Attorney General Abbott’s disability. We caught Davis supporters and Battleground Texas staff on tape making crude statement such as “Isn’t that amazing to think of? He’s in a wheelchair and we want to stand with Wendy?”
Even more disturbing was an election official who when asked about forging signatures covered her ears and then went on to admit, “People do that all the time.” A Battleground Texas volunteer then added, “I don’t think it’s legal but I didn’t hear you say that.”
At age 26, Greg Abbot became paralyzed when an oak tree toppled over him while jogging. Since that unfortunate event, he has been bound to a wheelchair and has stated on numerous occasions his disability fuels his pro-life stance.
“As I laid there motionless on the ground, gripped with pain, as helpless as a child in the womb, I knew my life had changed forever,” he said at the National Right to Life convention in June. “Some people think it’s easy to write off the lives of the disabled or the different. But every day, God reminds us that all life has value, no matter the form.”