On Monday’s broadcast of “Hannity,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for the state’s governorship, reacted to an ad by his opponent Wendy Davis, which references Abbott being in a wheelchair.
Abbott drew a distinction between his campaign and Davis’ campaign and explained what his focus was.
“Listen, my reaction is if she wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair, that’s her prerogative,” Abbott said. “As for me, I’m running a different type of campaign. I’m running a campaign that’s focused on solving the problems of Texans — like securing the border, keeping Texas number one for jobs, continue fighting against Barack Obama’s EPA that’s crushing jobs in Texas. So, I will focus on the future of Texas while my opponent continues to attack me.”
Later Abbott explained how he ended up in the wheelchair and pointed out the obstacles he had overcome to get where he is now.
“What happened is I was out jogging and a big tree crashed down on me, fractured my vertebrae leaving me paralyzed,” he added. “But it was after that that I went onto become a Supreme Court justice and Texas attorney general. And I got to tell you, Sean, this is a source of great inspiration for so many people across Texas because they see a person like myself can face challenges and rise above those challenges. That is what I stand for and fight for, for our fellow Texans.”
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