News broke this week that Rep. Wendy Davis, who is currently running for Governor in the state of Texas, has admitted to the Dallas News that she lied about key moments of her life. She lied about her first divorce, saying that she got divorced when she was 19, when in fact she was 21. Davis even stated this under oath while testifying in a federal lawsuit over redistricting stating “I got divorced by the time I was 19 years old,”.
As reported by Breitbart, “Other missing details have included: her second husband paid her way through law school and she divorced him the day after the last payment was made; her ex-husband accused her in initial court filings of adultery, and was awarded custody of their two daughters; and she first ran for city council in Fort Worth as a Republican.” Davis ex-husband is reported as saying that she did not need to lie, that her real life is a better story than what they’re trying to paint.
Dana Loesch, a political writer and commentator, who was raised by a single mom did not at all like Davis’ fabrications.
And she is right to feel insulted by these false claims. There should be no good reason to lie about your life story, especially lying that you struggled as a single mother. It is sad when people use false stories of struggle to further their own agendas, be it in politics or otherwise.
Dana tweeted more about this story.
Others responded to the story and Loesch’s tweets about Davis’ fabrications.