Appearing on Fox News this Sunday, Rick Perry said his slut-shaming comments Wendy Davis were meant as a compliment to her. Sounding a lot more prepared and sober than he did in his Republican primary performances, he said:
JOHN ROBERTS (HOST): In hindsight do you regret those comments and do you think that if you decide to run for president again in 2016, that those comments could hurt you with independent women?
PERRY: Actually, those comments were meant to be a compliment to her for what she had accomplished in her life, and you think about where she came from, what she’s accomplished. And as a matter of fact, I would think that she’s very proud of that as well. My point was that saving a life and letting that life come to its fulfillment and all the good things that happened. You never know who’s going to be considered to be an extraordinary individual who’s going to make that real impact and life. And that was our point that we were making, and nothing else. Nothing more.
He also vowed to get the restrictive abortion bill which was filibustered by Davis passed in a special session he will call in the next ten days, accusing Democrats of unprecedented 'mob rule' in preventing the bill from being passed. Of course, calling an unpredecented special session is just fine.
Perry also accused Democrats of using “mob rule” because noisy spectators prevented the state Senate from voting on the abortion bill after Republicans forced Davis to end her 11 hour filibuster.
“You know, it never happened before,” he said. “When you look at the history of Texas, people have relayed to me that never have they seen that type of mob rule come in and discombobulate a legislative session. And Texans want to protect life, and that’s the bottom line here.”
The Texas governor predicted that the abortion bill would be passed within the first ten days of a special session that he called after the last defeat.
"That's an option out there," he said when asked about 2016, adding that he still has a lot of work to do in Texas.Stay tuned for tomorrow's big announcement.
He also didn't reveal whether he would run for another gubernatorial term, saying that he would make an announcement about that on Monday.