For the first time in 14 years, Texas has a new governor. Thousands of supporters filled the south side of the grounds of the State Capitol today, to witness Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick take office.
Sitting on his wheelchair, on a raised stage decorated in red, white and blue, Abbott placed his hand on the legendary Sam Houston Bible and pledged to serve Texas as governor. Abbott, the first person who will govern Texas from a wheelchair, was paralyzed in an accident when he was 26 years old.