State Senator Wendy Davis, the Texas legislator whose office was firebombed this week, has taken the clear mental instability of her attacker as an opportunity to point out how little funding Texas dedicates to mental health care. "These decisions have consequences," she told Talking Points Memo. Cedric Steele, the 40-year-old man who threw a lit bag full of Molotov cocktails at the front door of Davis' office Tuesday night, was homeless, spoke of space aliens and had a history of mental problems. Texas is ranked last in the U.S. for public mental-health spending.
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