Wendy Davis is resorting to the usual Democratic playbook: last week, she implied Texas Republicans were racist for their stance on immigration reform, and said she knows what Republicans “really believe and think about people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.”
Speaking to supporters at a Human Rights Campaign PAC event, the gubernatorial candidate warned that tough laws to address illegal immigration could negatively impact the state’s economy by provoking boycotts, as happened in Arizona, which enacted a controversial law in 2010.
“The same is true with the conversations that are going on at the Republican convention right now,” said Davis, referring to the party’s annual convention over the weekend. “They’re talking about whether they should soften their language on immigration, but we all know where they are, because they’ve been talking about it on the airways for the last couple of months. We know what they really believe and think about people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.”