Wendy Davis’ campaign released a scathing ad earlier this week criticizing Greg Abbott’s paralysis. But according to MSNBC, her opponent’s disability may not be legitimate.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell spoke with Davis about the ad Tuesday, asking whether the candidate’s use of the "stark image of the wheelchair" was meant to point voters to Abbott’s "own supposed disability."
Abbott, who currently serves as Texas’ attorney general, was confined to a wheelchair after an oak tree fell on him while he was out for a run in 1984.
Davis criticized her opponent this week for obtaining more than $10 million in damages after the accident.
Abbott addressed the ad with class on Monday. He told Fox News it was Davis’ "prerogative" to emphasize his wheelchair.
"If she wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair, that's her prerogative," he said. "As for me, I'm running a different type of campaign … I will focus on the future of Texas while my opponent continues to attack me."