Less than 24 hours after an epic abortion bill filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) went directly after Gov. Rick Perry (R) on national television.
Perry ordered the Texas State Legislature Wednesday to meet for another 30-day special session on a plan that would impose severe abortion restrictions, including the closure of nearly every clinic in the state. Part of Perry's official statement cast Tuesday's events as a "breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do."
In a Wednesday interview on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes," Davis was asked to respond to Perry's "decorum" remark. She struck back at the governor and Lt. Gov David Dewhurst, panning them as the ones who "led the charge" on the decorum breakdown.
"They have overridden and made a mockery of all of the rules that we run by in this state," Davis said.
Dozens of Senate Democrats held different sentiments than Perry, praising Davis for her efforts. A group of 31 signed a letter Wednesday, thanking her for the "courage and determination in defeating S.B. 5, a bill that would have severely limited women's reproductive choices in Texas."