Texas Paper Apologizes After Tweeting Cartoon of Governor on Fire in Wheelchair


The Austin American-Statesman issued an apology after tweeting a cartoon of Texas Governor Greg Abbott with his pants in flames while sitting in his wheelchair. The cartoon was tweeted on Wednesday afternoon in connection with an opinion piece that was previously published in April, before the governor’s accident where he was severely burned.

The Austin newspaper tweeted the cartoon on Wednesday in connection with an editorial about the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Texas Voter-ID law. The cartoon by M. Scott Byers shows Governor Abbott sitting in his wheelchair saying, “In fact, voter fraud in Texas is aah, rampant!” The cartoon was attached to a tweet linking to an opinion piece by Glenn W. Smith about the ruling. Smith claims “voter suppression is a recipe for income inequality.” – READ MORE

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