Governor Abbott talks about Uvalde’s response in an exclusive KETK interview


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – KETK’s Neal Barton interviewed Gov. Greg Abbott ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections and discussed law enforcement officials’ response to the Uvalde shooting and potential shortages fuel.

Since the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas law enforcement’s response has come under heavy criticism. Notably, the CISD in Uvalde suspended its entire police force in October and placed several senior officials on administrative leave.

“I will tell you this, there are problems for law enforcement at all levels, at the school district level, at the city level, at the state level as well as at the federal level due to of their inadequate response during this particular time. They were supposed to run towards the shooter, they failed to do so and there will be consequences because of it.

Governor Greg Abbott

A Texas State House committee investigating the shooting blamed “systemic failures and extremely poor decision-making,” in its 77-page report. According to KXAN, the report specifically states that responding officers “did not complete their active shooter training and did not prioritize saving the lives of innocent victims over their own safety. “.

Asked if he was happy with the investigations into the Uvalde shooting, Abbott said: ‘It’s moving too slowly, there must be a need for speed. I’ve been involved in these projects before and usually the investigations move much faster than that. »

They also discussed a possible diesel shortage. Abbott said: “I’ve heard a lot of concerns raised over the past two weeks about a diesel shortage.”

He continued, “That kind of throwback to what happened with the formula shortage, that’s something the Biden administration has known for a long time now and hasn’t done anything about it.”

President Biden tweeted about high gasoline prices on November 1, he said, “If these companies were taking average profits on refining, instead of the profits they’re making today, oil prices would petrol would go down about 50 cents”.

Abbott hosts his election night in the Rio Grande Valley. Neal and Governor Abbott discussed the Hispanic community on the southern Texas border and Abbott’s outreach to them.

“We really focused on the border community at all levels. It’s a heavily Hispanic community, but also people who have to deal with the consequences of Biden’s open-border policies. We know we win over a greater percentage of the Hispanic community across the state of Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott

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