The Wendy Davis campaign has not backed down from its ad attacking her paraplegic Republican opponent Greg Abbott.
Davis held a press conference Monday featuring speakers in wheelchairs, where she continued her barrage of Abbott following the ad critics have called insensitive, the Daily Caller reported.
After Abbott ad, Wendy Davis is holding press conference right now with disabled people in wheelchairs pic.twitter.com/V54NCy4awR
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At the press conference, a reporter asked Davis whether she was exploiting Abbott's disabilities, which came as a result of an accident in which a tree fell on him.
"This ad is about one thing. And one thing only. It’s about Greg Abbott’s hypocrisy," Davis said.
"Greg Abbott rightly sought justice for himself when he sued a tree company and a homeowner and he received a multimillion dollar settlement in his suit," Davis said. "And ever since, in his role as a public servant, Greg Abbott has shown time and time again that he has worked to deny that same justice to others."
The ad was released Friday and references the accident that paralyzed Abbott, accusing him of spending his career "working against other victims" as he served as a Texas Surpeme Court Justice. Abbott spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said Friday that "it is challenging to find language strong enough to condemn Sen. Davis' disgusting television ad, which represents a historic low for someone seeking to represent Texans."