Gov. Abbott Responds to Anti-Immigration Letter
Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent out a fund raising letter that called for Texans to take matters into their own hands in regards to illegal immigration a day before the El Paso shooting.
You can find my previous post on this by CLICKING HERE.
Now let me get this out of the way, there are some things I agree with Greg Abbott on, and there are some things that I do not agree with. But unfortunately far too many people out there have to either hate or love the guy.
I was not a fan of the fund raising letter he sent out because it's the kind of rhetoric that fuels psychopaths like the one that shot up an El Paso Wal-Mart. You might not make that connection, but they certainly do. A lot of people were pointing out that his letter was about "illegal" immigration, and it was. But not everyone is smart enough to come to that conclusion.
I guarantee Governor Abbott's intentions were not to incite violence, but there are unfortunate results sometimes. And now Governor Abbott has responded to that letter saying:
Mistakes were made and course-correction has been made in that I emphasized the importance that rhetoric will not be used in any dangerous way.
Big props to Governor Abbott for even something this small. It could have been easy for him to just ignore this and sweep it under the rug. Just because intentions aren't malicious doesn't negate any negative consequences, and Governor Abbott recognizes that.