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Former Texas state Sen. Don Huffines made quite a splash Saturday during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas. The former lawmaker, who is running to replace Gov. Greg Abbott in the primaries, lashed out at Democrats for demanding that Americans “surrender to open borders, to sexualizing our children, to closing our businesses and killing our babies.”

But some of his harshest words were directed at the man he seeks to unseat. Huffines blasted Gov. Abbott for failing to address the border issue, shutting down the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, and mishandling the electrical grid crash that occurred earlier this year. He said:

“Greg Abbott’s been governor for six years. He could have secured the border six years ago or six months ago. Why isn’t the border secure?”

Huffines continued, pointing out that Abbott “put 3 million Texans on unemployment and dependent on the government in one day” and that the governor “closed all of our churches on the holiest week of the year, Easter.”

The former state lawmaker savaged Abbott for failing to address the electrical grid situation during February’s winter storm. He said:

“Earlier this year, we were within four minutes of our electrical grid having a complete meltdown and sending us all into the Stone Age. Texas is the energy capital of the world. It’s another embarrassment of failed leadership … they can’t even keep the lights on.”

The storm taxed the state’s energy infrastructure to its limits and left millions of Texans without water or electricity — some for over a week. Several people lost their lives due to the disaster.

But that wasn’t all. Huffines criticized Abbott for failing to prevent a clinic from carrying out “sexual mutilation, chemical castrations, and sex change surgeries on children.”

Gov. Abbott did not attend the conference because he is busy with a special session in the Texas legislature.

Huffines is not the only person challenging Abbott during the upcoming primaries. Lt. Col. Allen West, who recently stepped down from his position as chairman of the Texas GOP after serving for only one

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