Liberal-leaning “wheelchair truthers” are now suggesting that the Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is just pretending to be a paraplegic.
Tweeters of the world discovered two commenters making the bizarre claim in well-respected Texas-based publications, reports Twitchy.
Abbott is the current attorney general of the Lone Star State and has been a paraplegic for the last 30 years. According to the brief biography at his website, he became disabled in 1984 when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging after a thunderstorm.
His likely opponent is Democrat Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator who became famous last summer when she filibustered an anti-abortion bill.
One disbelieving commenter, Robert Cuthbertson, expressed skepticism via Texas Tribune on Facebook that Abbott is actually needs his wheelchair.
“They mock Ms. Davis!!! Give us the medical records. Prove he is paraplegic. he had a kid after the incident…check to see what the odds are of that happening with SEVERE lower spinal cord injury!!”
Read more: dailycaller.com
See some of the tweets of people reacting to the “Wheelchair Truthers” via Twitchy:
I wonder if there were any FDR/wheelchair truthers.
— Matt (@Matthops82) January 25, 2014
Omg, wheelchair truthers are even more FANTASTIC than Trig truthers.
— Christine (@cmdeb) January 25, 2014
I refuse to believe there is such thing as Abbott wheelchair truthers. People aren’t THAT stupid, right? RIGHT?
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) January 25, 2014
I thought the discourse had devolved as much as it could. “Wheelchair truthers” proved me wrong.
— Nope, Matt Testa (@mdrache) January 25, 2014