Trump digs at politicians who canceled NRA appearances: 'Got to show up'

I’m honored to be here in the great state of Texas, with the wonderful patriots of the NRA. And unlike some, I didn’t disappoint you by not showing up. Got to show up,” 트럼프는 말했다.

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The three highest-profile politicians to cancel appearances at the event were Texas Gov. 그렉 애보트, 대표. 그리고 Crenshaw, R- 텍사스, Schumer는 Biden 행정부에 아이티로의 추방을 중단하도록 촉구하기 위해 수십 명의 민주당원과 합류했습니다.. 존 코닌, R- 텍사스. Abbott was in Uvalde Friday during the convention, Crenshaw traveled to Ukraine and Cornyn’s office told NBC DFW that he withdrew from speaking at the NRA convention prior to the shooting to be in Washington, D.C., for personal reasons.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., 수요일, 칠월 7, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., 수요일, 칠월 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The NRA convention came at a time when guns and gun control is elevated in public debate after the Tuesday shooting in Uvalde. A gunman entered Robb Elementary School and killed 19 students and two adults.

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답으로, Democrats in Congress railed against the NRA’s influence, and liberal protesters picketed outside the NRA convention Friday.

공화당 정부. Greg Abbott addresses the Uvalde school shooting.

공화당 정부. Greg Abbott addresses the Uvalde school shooting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

There is worldwide media here today and do you know why?” Liz Hanks, the leader of the Texas chapter of the gun control group Moms Demand Action, said at the event Friday. “Because we are an embarrassment around the entire world, because we can’t protect our children in their schools.

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Hanks added: “We can’t protect out children at our churches. We can’t protect our community members in their grocery stores. We can’t protect people driving down the street.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke also protested outside the NRA event.

베토 오루크, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Texas, speaks at a protest during the National Rifle Association (NRA) 휴스턴 연례 대회, Texas, 우리, 금요일에, 할 수있다 27, 2022. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the NRA should postpone its convention in the city this weekend out of respect for the victims of the nations second deadliest school shooting this텍사스 in Uvalde, Texas. 사진 작가: Mark Felix/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Beto O’Rourke, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Texas, speaks at a protest during the National Rifle Association (NRA) 휴스턴 연례 대회, 텍사스, 우리, 금요일에, 할 수있다 27, 2022. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the NRA should postpone its convention in the city this weekend out of respect for the victims of the nations second deadliest school shooting this week in Uvalde, 텍사스. 사진 작가: Mark Felix/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Mark Felix/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Abbott and other officials continue to dig into the law enforcement response to the shooting in Uvalde, where it appears police didn’t enter the school until long after the shooting began. 그 동안에, a group of senators is trying to negotiate a possible gun reform package that could clear a 60-vote threshold in the Senate.

That group is led by Sen. 크리스 머피, D-Conn., with participation from Cornyn and several other Republicans and Democrats. It’s not clear where – or whether – they will be able to find agreement. But red flag laws and expanded background checks appear to be the most high-profile topics in the discussions.

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