The day before a gunman—specifically targeting Mexican immigrants—killed 22 people in an El Paso Walmart, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a fundraising letter that warned:
“Unless you and I want liberals to succeed in their plan to transform Texas—and our entire country—through illegal immigration.”
Since then, Gov. Abbott has acknowledged that “mistakes were made,” a dodge so pervasive in politics that it has its own Wikipedia page. Abbott went on to assemble a “domestic terrorism task force” whose membership insures that absolutely nothing will be done to prevent gun violence or to dampen the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has become the hallmark of the Texas GOP.
It’s time we let Gov. Abbott know that half-measures and passive, non-apology apologies aren’t going to cut it this time.