Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a lengthy track record of leading into “offensive” territory, and his trashing of trans rights is only one example. However, the GOP mainstay wants everyone to know that he’s extremely unhappy with the D.C.’s vetting of National Guard members. The practice only makes sense, given that a massive influx of members descended to help protect the U.S. Capitol following the failed MAGA coup, but Abbott’s not here for it. He’s upset, and he wants all of Twitter to feel his displeasure.
“This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Abbot tweeted on Tuesday evening. “No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard… I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC… I’ll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.”
This is the most offensive thing I've ever heard.
No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard
I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC.
I'll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.https://t.co/STZDMz7PGm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 19, 2021
Abbott’s reaction preceded an Associated Press report that detailed how multiple U.S. Army National Guard members were discovered to have ties to fringe, far-right, white supremacist militias. As a result, these members were removed from the security mission surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration, and even though no specific plot was uncovered against Biden, the decision was made for “operational security” reasons. Given that a freaking insurrection of far-right QAnon MAGA heads resulted in five deaths (including two police officers) less than weeks ago, the vetting does not seem like an overreaction at all. Still, Abbott feels that this is “the most offensive thing” ever, and well, people have some responses. Mainly, they are “offended” too, but by Abbott. And his tweet certainly did not age well after less than a day.
Yeah well I'm offended Greg Abbott is my governor so… https://t.co/0PEQlIoSjM
— Jamie_G_Photography (@Jamie_GPhotos) January 19, 2021
Greg Abbott is offended. It's a great day! https://t.co/8emTMLc412
— Alternative NOAA (@altNOAA) January 19, 2021
I'm offended by Greg Abbott.
— arcofjustice (@mbwood) January 19, 2021
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) January 19, 2021
Background checks for white supremacy & sedition hurt muh feelings.
Guess what, pal? White supremacists & seditionists hurt the country.
Suck it up, snowflake. https://t.co/nIm5YPRfmF
— WylieDeeds (@DeedsWylie) January 19, 2021
Greg Abbott fell for the Jade Helm conspiracy theory and sent Texas State Guard troops to monitor the US Army.
So his pearl-clutching about vetting National Guard members is so, so pathetic.
— Sean has a new album! (@seankent) January 19, 2021
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