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There's a Major Problem With Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis' Latest Attack on Her GOP Rival

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"...all I can do is deal with the issues that are before me."

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis listens during an education roundtable meeting in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Davis, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Texas governor, unveiled education proposals at the North Texas meeting. (AP Photo/LM Otero) AP Photo/LM Otero

One week after alleging Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was left paralyzed after a 1984 accident, has spent his career “working against” the disabled, the Wendy Davis campaign on Monday claimed that the GOP gubernatorial candidate “refuses to say if he would defend an interracial marriage ban.”

Before we examine the claim, it is important to note that Abbott is actually in an interracial marriage. His wife is Hispanic and would become the first Latina first lady of Texas if Abbott is elected governor. To support a ban on interracial marriage would mean supporting a ban on his own.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Republican candidate for governor, center, is hugged by his wife, Cecilia, during his victory party, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Republican candidate for governor, center, is hugged by his wife, Cecilia, during his victory party, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Davis campaign’s claim comes from Abbott’s recent interview with the San Antonio Express-News in which past prohibitions on interracial marriage were compared to gay marriage bans.

“Right now, if there was a ban on interracial marriage, that’s already been ruled unconstitutional. And all I can do is deal with the issues that are before me,” Abbott said. “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.”

Abbott later argued that he “can’t go back and answer some hypothetical question like that.”

The Davis campaign’s latest attacks have been called “desperate” among other things. BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith even wondered on Monday, “What went wrong with Wendy Davis’ campaign?”

(H/T: HotAir)

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