03/25/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/26/2020 06:02
GOP congressional candidate and megadonor in key suburban battleground earns national outrage for her horrifying comments amid a pandemic
On Tuesday, Texas Republican congressional candidate and GOP megadonor Kathaleen Wall decided to log on to the internet and actually write the following post on Facebook, responding to Texas' decision to ban women from accessing reproductive health care during the coronavirus outbreak:
Unsurprisingly, Wall's nightmarish comments lit up the internet and are rendering her a national embarrassment. A reminder: this is happening in Texas' 22nd Congressional District, a suburban battleground district that leading elections experts rate as a 'toss-up' due to its increasing diversity, suburban profile and highly-educated electorate.
'While Texans are pulling together and staying at home, extremists like Kathaleen Wall are dividing Texans and stoking outrage,' DCCC spokesman Avery Jaffe said. 'Wall's offensive comments are a reminder why districts like TX-22 are moving away from Republicans across Texas and the rest of the country.'
Only today's Republican Party would applaud restricting access to health care during a global pandemic.
Here's what they're saying:
Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle: '#TX22 GOP primary runoff candidate @WallforTX on @GovAbbott's order halting most abortions during the #coronavirus crisis: '#COVID19 will save more lives this week than it takes!''
Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle: '#TX22 Dem nominee @SriPKulkarni calls Wall's post 'horrifying' and 'not only insulting to women facing time-sensitive personal reproductive decisions, but also disrespectful to every Texan currently suffering from coronavirus.'