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Over 120,000 Tuned to Wendy Davis Livestream Filibuster Video

June 26, 2013

Wendy Davis video

By Gilbert Falso :: 12:33 AM

On Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, over 120,000 viewers tuned in to the YouTube livestream of the Texas State Senate discussion on new abortion restrictions in the state.

Taking the spotlight was Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis, who began talking around 11:15 on Tuesday morning in an attempt to filibuster the bill put forth by Republicans in the Senate.

Republican leadership is currently arguing over rules proceedings about whether Davis strayed from the topic at hand while filibustering earlier this evening. Points of contention include whether or not an aide was allowed to assist Davis in adjusting her back brace.

When Davis’ filibuster attempt was cut off, hundreds of her supporters chanted and screamed support, and drowned out legislators in the chamber.

The live video feed is below.

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