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

On her website, SarahEckhardt.com, 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.

Reactions:

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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