Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) said Monday that she is “very proud” of the job that she’s done as a mother after the daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol, accused her of being a bad parent.
Fusion’s Jorge Ramos asked Davis to respond to Palin’s tweet linking to a blog post she wrote that characterized Davis as a woman “whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn’t have both a career and kids at the same time:”
Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? I’m glad my mother didn’t put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then Governor. Oh sorry – I mentioned my mother… Have you liberals gone into a tail spin of hate already? Did I lose you?
I know you would rather think about Wendy Davis, so let’s get back to her. She’s more your type of woman. She left her kid, husband, made it into a false “made-for-tv-movie-type-tale” and then demanded that Texans have the right to kill babies. That’s the woman you libs can really get behind!
“I think there obviously is a threat that people across Texas are connecting with me and connecting with the reality of my life story,” Davis told Ramos.
“With all due respect to Miss Palin, of course, nothing that was said in that tweet is true,” she added. “I am very proud of the mother that I have been to my daughters. I have always been and will always be the most important female in their life.”
Palin was just one of a whole host of conservatives who attacked Davis after a Dallas Morning News report clarified some details in her biography, including that she only lived in a mobile home for a few months and that her second husband paid for a portion of her Harvard Law School education.
The onslaught of attacks prompted one Republican ally of Davis’ from her time at the Fort Worth City Council to come to her defense. Former city councilwoman Becky Haskins told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that “if this involved a man running for office, none of this would ever come up.”