Conservatives Brand Wendy Davis A Liar For Inaccuracies In Her Bio

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Conservative pundits on Monday piled on a Dallas Morning News report that clarified some inaccurate details in Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) biography.

Their attacks included branding the gubernatorial candidate a liar and suggesting she abandoned her children to run for political office.

Davis admitted to the newspaper that she was 21 when she divorced her first husband, not 19 as previously stated in media reports. She also revealed that her second husband paid for a portion of her education before their separation.

RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, who once referred to Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” weighed in:

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro drew a parallel between Davis and another rising star in the Democratic Party accused of fudging her background, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), before mockingly calling Davis a “feminist hero:”

And his Breitbart colleague John Nolte asked why the mainstream media hadn’t picked up and ran with the inconsistencies in Davis’ “fake” bio with the same relish as the bridge scandal plaguing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration:

Based on her own experience growing up as the child of a single mother, conservative radio host Dana Loesch wrote a series of tweets lambasting Davis for “lying” about her success story:

The Dallas Morning News piece even spawned a mocking hashtag, #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis.

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