Austin, TX — According to James Barragan of the Dallas Morning News, disgraced former Secretary of State David Whitley was named a “special advisor” for Governor Greg Abbott, drawing a $205,000 salary on the taxpayer’s dime.
Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Let’s get this straight: David Whitley used taxpayer dollars to attack Texans’ right to vote. Texans and the Texas Legislature said he had no business sitting in the Secretary of State office. He definitely has no business continuing to draw a six-figure salary on the taxpayer dime in the governor’s office.
“Once again, Republican Greg Abbott shows us he could not care less what Texans think. While folks are working hard trying to make ends meet, Abbott is giving his incompetent friends millions on the taxpayer’s dime.
“In the Abbott Administration, being incompetent and malicious gets you a cushy new gig with a fancy job title. In the rest of the world, it gets you fired.”