Texas Governor Greg Abbott was on with Fox News today, calling out the NFL over trying to interfere with legislation in Texas. Abbott took great umbrage at the NFL trying to dictate to Texas what is acceptable and basically told the NFL to mind their own business, pointing out the ample problems the NFL has with its own players.
Here’s a partial transcript:
The NFL has its own share of problems. The NFL coddled its players who refused to stand for the National Anthem. The NFL has its own problems with people, such as violence against women. The NFL has its own problems to solve. The last thing the NFL needs to do is to get in the business of telling states how to operate their own political operations.
Imagine this. If the NFL tries to come down on the state of Texas, I might just pass a bill in the state of Texas mandating that all NFL players have to stand and put their hand on their heart when the National Anthem is played.
If the NFL really wants to solve this problem about bathrooms for people who are transgender, the NFL should impose on all of its teams to put their own bathrooms into their stadiums to accommodate those with transgenders as opposed to trying to dictate to states what laws they must comply with!
You can watch the rest in the clip above.
I must say I love how Abbott isn’t backing down from this fight. It’s ridiculous on its face that the NFL would rather sacrifice the safety and privacy of women and children by trying to keep Texas from passing this bill, and I’m glad Abbott is calling them out on the carpet.