Appearing on “The Kelly File” Thursday night, Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott responded to the video released by a conservative activist group showing supporters of his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, seemingly mocking his disability.

“Denigrating the disabled is unworthy of Texas,” Abbott, a paraplegic, told host Megyn Kelly. “The reality is Texans look far beyond superficial appearances. What Texans really look at is depth of character.”

He continued: “Megyn there’s a reason I have been elected statewide in Texas five different times. That’s because Texans know I have the quality and depth of character to represent their families and their values.”

Davis distanced herself from the comments captured on video, calling the remarks “abhorrent.”

Watch the interview via Fox News:

Read TheBlaze’s initial report on the undercover video here.

Featured image via AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera