Greg Abbott cancels NRA trip, will travel to Uvalde instead

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Governor Greg Abbott attending the vigil in remembrance of the 21 people, including 19 children, who were killed at the Robb Elementary School mass shooting at the Uvalde County Fairplex, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott attending the vigil in remembrance of the 21 people today, such as 19 youngsters, who ended up killed at the Robb Elementary Faculty mass capturing at the Uvalde County Fairplex, on Wednesday, Could 25, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.Godofredo A. Vásquez/Workers photographer

Gov. Greg Abbott is canceling his physical appearance at the Countrywide Rifle Association conference in Houston on Friday, times after a gunman killed 21 people, such as 19 youngsters, at a Uvalde elementary faculty.

The governor confronted major criticism for his decision to attend the party next the massacre. He was scheduled to communicate together with previous President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, but he will now provide “pre-recorded movie remarks,” Abbott spokesman Mark Miner explained.

Rather, Abbott will journey to Uvalde for a different press meeting on “state assets accessible for those impacted by the Robb Elementary College shooting.” The event will take area at 3:30 p.m., soon soon after the governor was established to address NRA attendees.

It will be Abbott’s second information convention in Uvalde immediately after Tuesday’s shooting. All through the very first on Wednesday, Abbott turned down any attempts to limit gun accessibility, as an alternative saying lawmakers really should target on expanding mental wellness assets in rural areas.

Democratic gubernatorial applicant Beto O’Rourke also interrupted the to start with press meeting, pointing at Abbott as he reported: “This is on you.” O’Rourke plans to sign up for a horde of Texans in Houston on Friday for a planned protest outside the house the NRA convention.

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