Fort Worth, Texas fire officials announced today that they have made an arrest in yesterday’s firebombing of Texas State Senator’s Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) office. Davis, who joined the Senate in 2009, is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood and other progressive causes, although officials have cautioned that they do not yet have a clear motive for the attack.
According to fire officials, two Molotov cocktails were thrown into Davis’ Fort Worth office just after 4 p.m. yesterday. Two staffers were in the office and extinguished the fire. Nobody was hurt and Davis was not in the office at the time of the attack.
The firebombing came just a week after Texas announced it would block Planned Parenthood clinics from enrolling in the Texas Women’s Health Program, which extends Medicaid coverage for reproductive services to certain lower-income women.