Greg Abbott Dodges Reporter Questions About Ted Nugent
While Republican Greg Abbott is fleeing reporter questions about Ted Nugent, Democratic opponent Wendy Davis is invoking the ‘70s guitarist and gun-rights advocate – to raise money. In a new fundraising appeal, Davis says Abbott’s decision to invite Nugent to campaign with him was an insult to “every father, every mother, every family in Texas.”
The outspoken rock musician shared the stage with Abbott on Tuesday, the first day of early voting in the Texas primary elections. Abbott praised Nugent as “a fire for freedom” because of his support of 2nd Amendment rights. Nugent is also an outspoken critic of Democrats with a history of making crude, offensive remarks. He called President Obama a” subhuman mongrel” and has described feminists and female politicians as “varmints” and “fat pigs. He has acknowledged having sex with underage girls — something that runs counter to Abbott’s public promise as attorney general to fight child predators.
Reporters in Tyler tried to ask Abbott on Wednesday about his decision to invite Nugent to campaign with him. But the attorney general fled to a waiting car after a brief round of questions in which he blamed Davis of insufficiently supporting gun-rights. In her fundraising pitch, Davis said she and her Republican opponent have different values.