Matt Lewis

Dewhurst not happy with ‘paid, coordinated agitators’ coming to Texas

“[T]here is a network of paid, coordinated agitators looking to undermine our republic and compromise the sovereignty of our state,” said Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.

He was talking about the protests taking place outside the Texas State Capitol during the special session where thousands showed up in Austin to “stand with Wendy” in voicing opposition to changing state laws on late-term abortions.

On Monday, Townhall’s Katie Pavlich reported that in Austin, Craigslist featured an ad seeking paid protesters.

In an email to TheDC, Dewhurst said the protests would not deter his commitment to the pro-Life cause. “While their efforts to subvert our deliberative legislative process will no doubt continue, we will not waver in our fight for life,” he said. “Nor will I ever apologize for my belief in the sanctity of life and our responsibility to improve care for Texas women while protecting the unborn.”

Note: HB 2, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks, is up for a hearing in the Texas House State Affairs Committee today at 3pm Central (4pm ET).  The livestream to the video will be available here: http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/