Liberals issued a collective gasp Friday after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reportedly made a joke referencing Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s recent “body slam” of a reporter.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 26, 2017
Still reeling from a devastating Montana upset, triggered leftists freaked out when Abbott jokingly alluded to Gianforte’s “body slam,” allegedly quipping he might attempt something similar.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) May 26, 2017
“I’m going to carry this around in case I see any reporters,” Abbott reportedly joked, referencing his bullet-riddled paper target.
Many claimed they felt the governor’s joke crossed the line.
— Rudy Harper (@RudyKCTV5) May 26, 2017
— Leah Ashton (@LeahAshton11) May 26, 2017
— Jorge Ribas (@jribas) May 26, 2017
— Stephen Bridges (@bridge2nowhere) May 26, 2017
— Phil West ⚽️ (@philwest) May 26, 2017
Scores of liberal outlets also jumped on the governor’s joke. Here’s a rundown of headlines from Google News:
Of course, not everyone was outraged by Abbott’s remarks:
— James Francis (@jfrancis8104) May 26, 2017
— alc (@alclubb1967) May 26, 2017
The governor signed Senate Bill 16 into law Friday lowering the first-time license to carry fee from $140 to $40, and lowering renewal fees from $70 to $40.
“Texas is known for its strong Second Amendment rights laws, and I’m proud to further strengthen those rights today,” Abbott said in a press release. “No law abiding Texan should be priced out of the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
On Friday Republican Greg Gianforte won a congressional seat in Montana after reportedly attacking a Guardian journalist. He was charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday.
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