In interviews with the Sunday talks shows, and in a new video posted by the Lone Star Project, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, described the abortion legislation she filibustered against as an act of “big government intrusion” and “bullying politics.” And she said the throng that descended on the Capitol last Tuesday to support her filibuster was not a “mob,” as Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have described it, but democracy in action.
“They said these people were part of a mob; they even had one women in her 70s arrested, for heaven’s sake,” said Davis in the short video put out by a political action committee that backs Democratic candidates. “Well that was no mob. That was moms and dads and grandmas and little girls, everyday people who truly love Texas and want to this state to get back on track. That moment when people chose to stand and give voice to their values sums up what I love most about our country and our beautiful state.”
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