Texas state senator Wendy Davis became a rising star in the Democrat Party after she filibustered for abortion rights in June 2013. In October 2013, Davis announced her plans to run for Governor of Texas in the 2014 elections.
But now, Davis is under intense scrutiny for lying about her biography — in fact, she may have even lied under oath.
“My language should have been tighter,” the state senator said, admitting that she had blurred many key facts regarding her personal history.
Davis told the Dallas Morning News that she lied about multiple life events, including her first divorce. In a federal lawsuit she previously claimed, “I got divorced by the time I was 19 year old.” It has since been revealed that Davis was actually divorced at age 21.
But that is not all. Davis also failed to disclose the fact that her second husband paid her law school tuition — and that she divorced him the very day the last payment was made. Later in her life, her ex-husband accused her of adultery and was given custody of their two daughters.
Additionally, Davis had conveniently never mentioned that she previously ran for city council in Fort Worth, Texas… As a Republican.
In a lengthy write-up, the Dallas Morning News reported, “The basic elements of the narrative are true, but the full story of Davis’ life is more complicated, as often happens when public figures aim to define themselves. In the shorthand version that has developed, some facts have been blurred… Likely Republican nominee Greg Abbott and his allies are expected to focus on different details to tell voters a competing story. Some will question how much of her success was her own doing, and how bad her circumstances were to start.”
It is likely that Davis’s fuzzy “facts” will hurt her chances of becoming the new Governor of Texas. We will keep you up-to-date on the situation as news breaks.