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Dewhurst Breaks Silence About Phone Call

Updated: Saturday, August 24 2013, 07:46 PM CDT

Lt. Governor of the state of Texas David Dewhurst broke his silence about that now infamous phone call to a North Texas jailhouse.

Critics said he was peddling influence to get a relative released from custody.

Dewherst defended the phone call Saturday afternoon at the Texas Conservative Leadership Symposium. Dewherst insisted it was a misunderstanding and he was acting as a concerned family member.

His opponents think the opposite and were outspoken about the situation. Critics claim the Lt. Governor tried to use his status to spring Ellen Bevers from a jail after a shoplifting charge on August 3.

Republican Senator Dan Patrick called Dewherst's behavior inappropriate and an abuse of power.

Meanwhile, Dewherst claimed he did what anyone else would have done in that situation to help out a relative.

"I kept visualizing this lady who I have known for a long time alone, and I pictured my mom who is a single mom if that ever happened to her, Dewherst said "I was concerned, I was a very concerned uncle, and I made it crystal clear I didn't expect any other treatment."

Dewhurst Breaks Silence About Phone Call


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