Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced on Monday that he would not run for a fourth term, but vowed to pass an abortion ban before leaving office.
At an event in San Antonio, the governor quoted Ecclesiastes 3: “For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
“I’m excited about the future and the challenges ahead, but the time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” he said. “Today, I’m announcing I will not see re-election as governor of Texas… And I’ll also pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path.”
“I am looking forward to the next 18 months as I serve out my term,” Perry later added. “I will continue working hard to do what’s best for Texas and that includes this special session and additional sessions if required.”
“Improving transportation infrastructure, passing juvenile justice reform and protecting the right to life for the youngest and most vulnerable Texans. Texas is and will remain a strong pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom state.”
Watch this video from KHOU, broadcast July 8, 2013.
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Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation following his top writer’s resignation for racism
Minutes after Fox News was called out on MSNBC, the embattled host of The Tucker Carlson Show announced that he would be going on a "long-planned" vacation.
The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show's top writer, was exposed for his history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts.
‘I told you this would happen’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump for trying to ruin Dr Fauci
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"Fauci is not to blame for any of this. Trump is, period," said Cuomo. "And now that the reality is sinking in to blue and red, to left, right, and reasonable, Trump is doing what he always does: trying to shift blame to someone else. And we must reject efforts to shift stink onto the one man we can trust."
"Now, in these White House attacks, we see their principles on display as well, don't we?" said Cuomo. "Eat your own, lie about Fauci, deny your role, and defy the mandate of leadership that we gave you. And how about using an unnamed official to smear the only credible voice they have on this voice. Where are the worries about anonymous sources now, Mr. President? This is making America great again? You pardon a convicted liar and lie about a man with a conviction to fight a pandemic, which you apparently lack."