Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) held a news conference on Tuesday night, just hours after her Fort Worth office was hit with a pair of Molotov cocktails. Her spokesman, Anthony Spangler, sent TPM a copy of her statement:
I’m thankful no one was hurt today and I’m grateful for the quick thinking of one of my team members who minimized the damage and ensured that no one was harmed in this violent senseless attack
As these violent incidents happen across the country, it should remind us of the importance of the democratic process and remind us to keep a sense of civility even as we disagree – acts of violence are never a solution and have no place in our society
While we don’t know the motive today, we are in touch with police/fire investigators and this remains an ongoing investigation that includes Fort Worth Police/Fort Worth Fire/and Texas Department of Public Safety.
Let me say …
Texas faces enormous challenges that we all face. We can and should work together to resolve these issues through civil, non-violent discourse.
I will continue to stand up for the things we all believe in and hold important, such as adequate public education funding, job creation, and the protection of women’s healthcare.
Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org