Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
The same day Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar posted dangerous lies on Twitter claiming the person who murdered 19 fourth-graders and two teachers on Tuesday, May 24, in Uvalde, a 17-year-old transgender girl in El Paso said she was attacked on the street by four men, one of whom claimed “it was one of your sisters who killed those kids.
You’re a mental health freak,” according to LGBTQ Nation. Salvadore Ramos, who was shot to death by tactical squad officers after barricading himself inside adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary and slaughtering children and teachers with an AR-15-style assault rifle, was an 18-year-old cisgender male and a U.S.
citizen, despite claims by Gosar that the killer was a “transsexual leftist illegal alien.” Other right-wingers perpetuated Gosar’s lies, going even further by posting photos of actual transgender women and claiming they were Ramos.