Abbott says he received 'inaccurate' information about Uvalde response
UVALDE, Texas (CNN) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters Friday he was misled by authorities the day after the gun massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 young students and two teachers dead.
Abbott said he took careful notes from his briefing on Wednesday, calling what he told the public "a recitation of what people in that room told me." He added, "As everybody has learned, the information that I was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate, and I'm absolutely livid about that."
The governor was in Uvalde for a news conference about the state response for the families of those affected by the shooting, but reporters pressed Abbott on the law enforcement response and the information given to the public about the shooting.
"My expectation is the law enforcement leaders that are leading the investigations ... they get to the bottom of every fact with absolute certainty," he said.
Abbott said the people who deserve accurate answers the most are the families whose "lives have been destroyed."
"It is inexcusable that they may have suffered from any inaccurate information whatsoever," he said.