Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday endorsed endorsed Republican Texas state House 2nd District candidate Brent Money in a January 30 special election runoff against state House Speaker Dade Phelan-backed Republican Jill Dutton, despite Money having opposed Abbott in his 2022 primary, calling him “weak and spineless” in a since-deleted tweet, the Texas Tribune reports.
Calling Abbott “spineless” is grossly inaccurate as the governor certainly still anatomically possesses a spine even if it was partially destroyed by a falling tree decades ago rendering him a paraplegic for the rest of his life. Nice of Abbott to let that slide and endorse a guy running to replace the far right secessionist former Baptist minister who resigned in May – and then was still expelled – after getting caught basically trying to date rape a 19 year-old legislative intern.
After all, it’s a game of inches in Texas Republican politics these days while Abbott and Lt Governor Dan Patrick are trying to get some insane school vouchers bill passed while the marginally less extreme day-drinker Phelan is resisting. Money (such a douchey name) is also supported by the Defend Texas Liberty PAC, whose leader chilled with Neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes a few months ago.