Texas Gov.-elect Wendy Davis said Monday she won’t run for president, but said she would continue to support President Donald Trump.
Davis, a Democrat who has vowed to fight the Republican Party’s agenda, made the announcement at a rally at the Texas Capitol, where she was introduced by former Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
She was endorsed by former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush, who has previously criticized Trump for not doing enough to combat climate change.
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“I won’t be doing that because I want to keep this country safe, and I don’t want to be associated with the kind of policies that would have the opposite effect,” Davis said.
“But we’ve got to change the direction, because the president is not doing it.
He has not changed his position on climate change, and he’s not doing anything about it.”
She added, “I’m not going to be a part of the Trump agenda.”
The Texas Republican Party endorsed Davis for the Senate in 2018, saying she was “a leader for women, for Latinos, for the poor, for rural communities, for people of color.”
Davis also spoke at the Republican National Convention last year, and was endorsed as a candidate for governor by the Texas Republican Women.
“Women in this country have been forgotten for too long,” she said during her speech.
“We can change the conversation.
We can change our country.
We’re going to have a change that’s going to bring more women into the Senate and into office.”