A new video by James O’Keefe reveals supporters of Wendy Davis making fun of her paraplegic opponent as well as allowing potential voter fraud to take place.
The most shocking of the revelations come during a meeting for Battleground Texas, an organization backing Davis in its effort to turn the red state blue. An attendee at the meeting questions if her Republican opponent Greg Abbott has a “personality disorder” because “he’s in a wheelchair, but he has no sympathy for anyone or any way.”
“I’m really wondering how this is going to work since he’s in a wheel chair, and most of our slogans are ‘Stand with Wendy,’” another person at the meeting says in the video.
At one point, a correspondent with O’Keefe’s Project Veritas says she received an absentee ballot despite not requesting one. Battleground Texas members admit that they “don’t think that’s legal,” but jokingly covered their ears and pretend to not hear her.
UPDATE: While Davis as come out and condemned the comments made in the video as “abhorrent,” her communication director struck a different tone going after O’Keefe and his “trademark deceptive videos.” “O’Keefe is trying to create the impression that Wendy Davis attended this meeting and condones the language in this video,” Bo Delp said, according to the Blaze.
Davis, on the other hand, distanced herself from the comments and spoke highly of Abbott. “Greg Abbott has persevered through great personal challenge to raise a family, have a productive career, and for that he deserves our respect,” she said in a statement.
Abbott’s camp also responded to the video, saying “denigrating the disabled is unworthy of our great state.” “I will be a Governor who fights for all Texans — for children, small business owners, families, and entrepreneurs — a Texas that includes all,” he said.
“That’s exactly what I have been doing — while in a wheelchair.”