Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has long been controversial. In 2015, he was indicted on multiple counts of securities fraud. The trial has been delayed on multiple occasions.
Paxton is also known for making controversial statements. His latest, this one concerning the Uvalde shooting, is a doozy. According to the Attorney General, the massacre of school children was ‘God’s plan.’
The Republican made the comments during an interview with right-wing radio host Trey Graham, Paxton claimed:
“If I lost one of my children I’d be pretty devastated, especially in a way that is so senseless and seemingly has no purpose. I think … I would just have to say, if I had the opportunity to talk to the people I’d have to say, look, there’s always a plan. I believe God always has a plan. Life is short no matter what it is. And certainly, we’re not going to make sense of, you know, a young child being shot and killed way before their life expectancy.”
Here’s Texas AG Ken Paxton on what he would tell Uvalde victims’ families:
“I believe god always has a plan. Life is short, no matter what it is.” pic.twitter.com/iO6hugFILe
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) June 15, 2022
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