Wendy Davis Questions Greg Abbott’s Support For Interracial Marriage When He’s Married To A Hispanic Woman

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis questioned whether her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, who is married to a Hispanic woman, would defend an interracial marriage ban as state attorney general.

If Abbott is elected, his wife Cecilia Abbott would be the first Latina first lady of Texas. (RELATED: Even MSNBC Won’t Defend Wendy Davis Ad)

Davis seems to be referring to an interview Abbott gave with the editorial board of the San Antonio Express. (RELATED: Wendy Davis Uses Greg Abbott’s Wheelchair Against Him In New Ad)

“Right now, if there was a ban on interracial marriage, that’s already been ruled unconstitutional,” Abbott told the board. “And all I can do is deal with the issues that are before me … The job of an attorney general is to represent and defend in court the laws of their client, which is the state Legislature, unless and until a court strikes it down.”

Davis doubled down on Twitter about an hour later, posting a graphic with the same message.

Davis attack

Davis’ attempt to tie Abbott to 1960’s-era segregation policies comes a day after a front-page New York Times story reporting that that the African-American vote is the Democrats’ last hope for victory in the 2014 midterms(RELATED: Wendy Davis Is Selling Baby Onesies)

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