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Texas elected leaders condemn the death of George Floyd as “horrific,” “senseless”

In a TV interview Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said said that the death of Floyd, a black man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody, “should not have happened.” But Texas’ GOP congressional officials declined to comment on President Donald Trump’s “looting” tweet.

Gov. Greg Abbott briefs reporters during a press conference on a Domestic Terrorism Task Force roundtable held at the capitol on Jan. 7, 2020.

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