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Democrat Party Judge Makes Joke About How Texas Governor Abbott Became Paralyzed

On her website,, Judge Sarah Echhardt notes that she’s “proud to be the Democratic Party nominee for re-election in 2018.”

In other words, Eckhardt is a liberal.

At an event on Friday, she made a joke about how Texas Governor Greg Abbott became paralyzed.

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Isn’t this the party of sensitivity, though!?

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From Texas Tribune:

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt apologized late Friday for saying Gov. Greg Abbott “hates trees because one fell on him,” during a panel discussion at The Texas Tribune Festival.

A journalist from The Federalist, John Daniel Davidson, first reported the comment in a tweet. Davidson added that the crowd laughed following Eckhardt’s comments, which were made in the context of the Texas Legislature overriding local ordinances like Austin’s tree ordinance.

At #TribFest19 panel on progressive activism, @JudgeEckhardt, talking about #txlege overriding local ordinances like Austin’s tree ordinance, says Gov. Abbott “hates trees because one fell on him.” The crowd laughs.


What an unbelievably stupid thing to say about @GovAbbott or anyone. Taking steps to lessen the negative consequences of Austin’s nutball policy-making is hardly a basis to attack the Governor for a tragic injury which he has demonstrated steadfast determination to overcome.

This is an unbelievably distasteful comment from @JudgeEckhardt. She should immediately apologize to Governor @GregAbbott_TX and the @texasdemocrats should condemn her statement.

Absolutely classless comment! @GovAbbott is a shining example to all Texans of someone who overcame adversity with a smile, a LOT of hard work, and a positive attitude.

Eckhardt later apologized:

Today I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize to @GregAbbott_TX. I have personally reached out to the Governor to apologize because my comment was inappropriate and wrong.

H/T: Twitchy

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