The controversy surrounding Texan Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis doesn’t show any signs of dying any time soon, and now her daughters have come forward to defend her, saying they were not abandoned by their mother.
As the mother of two finds herself in the middle of a national controversy following the discovery that her biographical information was not 100 percent accurate, she is fending off accusations that she left her kids to pursue a law degree.
Earlier this month the Dallas Morning News revealed that Wendy Davis had embellished some of the facts on her bio, which has led to a firestorm or criticism and name calling on social media.
As The Inquisitr reported a few days ago, Wendy Davis has been forced to explain the discrepancies uncovered by the Texas publication.
For example, she was divorced at 21, not 19 at she previously claimed, even though at 19 she was separated with legal divorce papers not becoming final until she had turned 21 years old.
Wendy Davis — a Democrat — also said her mother had a sixth-grade education — it turned out that it was a ninth-grade level.
Many Republicans accuse her of sugar coating her facts to make herself more sympathetic to voters, however, some have also resorted into calling her nasty names on Twitter.
Now her daughters, Dru and Amber, published letters insisting their mother did not abandon them as has been widely reported.
Both young women released individual letters on Monday stating Wendy Davis was in fact there for them as they grew up and never missed any extracurricular events.
Dru Davis, 25, wrote of the accusations against her mom:
“Sadly, I feel the need to be crystal clear on the malicious and false charge of abandonment as nothing could be further from the truth and insisting that the reason they couldn’t live with their mom during her term at Harvard due to her asthma and she “miss[ed] so many classes so that she could be with us.”
“I can tell you that my mom was a remarkable mother and continues to be so to this day. She was there on my first day of school and my last, and so many days in between. She never missed a school performance or a parent-teacher conference. Even if that meant she had to miss something else important.”
For her part, Amber Davis, 31, in her letter, questions why those who don’t know them feel the need to talk about their personal lives.
“Yes, we lived in a trailer,” Amber confirms. “Does it matter how long? Not to me.”
Daughter Amber adds that Wendy Davis doesn’t “give herself enough credit sometimes” and adds that instead of asking who paid for her law school, people should focus on the fact that she realized her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Republicans accuse Wendy Davis of painting a much darker life than she actually had and question what other facts she is enhancing.