BY The Western JournalMay 27, 2022
2 years ago
 | May 27, 2022
2 years ago

'I'm Absolutely Livid': TX Gov. Abbott Reveals He Was 'Misled' on Uvalde Shooting Timeline

Speaking at a Friday news conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed that he had been "misled" on the timeline of the Uvalde school shooting.

"Yes, I was misled. I am livid about what happened," Abbott said in response to a reporter's question.

"I was on this very stage two days ago, and I was telling the public information that had been told to me in a room just a few yards behind where we're located right now," Abbott said.

The governor said he had relied on notes he had taken during the briefing with law enforcement officials and others.

"The information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate, and I'm absolutely livid about that," he said.

Abbott called for the Texas Rangers and the FBI to "get to the bottom of every fact with absolute certainty," demanding answers for the families whose "lives have been destroyed."

"They need answers that are accurate, and it is inexcusable that they may have suffered from any inaccurate information whatsoever," he said.

Abbott's remarks come as the law enforcement response to the shooting is heavily scrutinized.


"There will be ongoing investigations that detail exactly who knew what when. Who was in charge of what strategy? Why was that particular strategy employed?" Abbott said.

"Bottom line would be, why did they not choose the strategy that would have been best to get in there and to eliminate the killer and to rescue the children?"

The governor told the public that law enforcement needed to earn community trust "by doing exactly what they're supposed to do from this point on."

Conflicting information on the timeline of the shooting circulated after the Tuesday massacre.

Some reports claimed that a police officer engaged the shooter outside of Robb Elementary School before he gained access to the building. This proved to be inaccurate.

Some have questioned why law enforcement didn't rush into the school immediately as the shooter targeted children.

Ultimately, an off-duty Border Patrol agent entered the school and neutralized the shooter.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: The Western Journal



House GOP Effort to Revoke Jan. 6 Subpoenas Unlikely to Spare Trump Allies from Prison

According to the Washington Examiner, a House GOP effort to revoke subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee sent to Trump aides is unlikely to succeed. Republican…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Justice Clarence Thomas Critiques High Court's Tax Ruling Innovation

In a pivotal ruling that saw a sharp dissent from two justices, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to uphold a significant tax doctrine, sparking…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Legal Expert Criticizes Gag Order In Trump Case As 'Untethered' From Reason

Amidst his 2024 presidential campaign, Donald Trump faces a gag order from a New York trial, sparking wide criticisms and potential impacts on the election…
17 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Tragic Death Of Beauty Influencer Farah El Kadhi At 36 On A Maltese Yacht

The vibrant life of beloved beauty influencer Farah El Kadhi came to a tragic end while she vacationed on a yacht in Malta. Farah El…
17 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Georgia Judge Faces Arrest On Serious Allegations In Atlanta

Judge Christina Peterson from Douglas County was arrested on felony charges after allegedly attacking a police officer in Atlanta. Since taking office in 2020, Judge…
19 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers


We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:



    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.