Governor Greg Abbott (Carrington Tatum / Shutterstock)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced plans to form a domestic terrorism task force after the devastating mass shooting in El Paso.
The Republican governor ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to “take immediate action to combat any form of domestic terrorism.” Abbott also asked DPS to conduct a state intelligence assessment on any domestic terrorism threats in the state and proactively search for and monitor mass casualty and domestic terrorism threats.
“Our top priority is to keep Texans safe in their communities,” Abbott said in a statement. “Part of that mission is to combat domestic terrorism and root out the extremist ideologies that fuel hatred and violence in our state. This task force brings together leaders with the expertise Texas needs to develop effective strategies and combat domestic terrorism.”
Abbott continued: “Texas is stronger when we come together in pursuit…
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