Democratic candidate for Texas House District 83, Addison Perry-Franks, says Lubbock State Representative Dustin Burrows has left even more questions unanswered.
Burrows recently announced his re-election bid for 2020 amid the growing statewide spotlight. But Perry-Franks says he only spoke out after Governor Abbott endorsed him.
She says in interviews he's given, Burrows keeps avoiding the questions regarding his decision to step down from his role in the caucus leadership. Perry-Franks says the public deserves answers.
"When asked if he was going to give an apology to everybody involved, his statement was, 'I did nothing wrong.' I believe, and the people that I've talked to said they want an explanation from Dustin Burrows, not a run-around story."
Perry-Franks says she asks Burrows to answer these questions and that the Texas Rangers investigation into this scandal be "swift and just".
Perry-Franks announced her candidacy earlier this summer.