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Some Texas Republicans Cancel Plans to Attend NRA Convention in Houston

HeadlineMay 27, 2022

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has canceled plans to speak in person at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, which opens today in Houston, less than 300 miles from the site of Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde. Governor Abbott still plans to appear by video. Two other prominent Texas Republicans — Senator John Cornyn and Congressmember Dan Crenshaw — also canceled plans to attend the NRA gathering, as have music stars Larry Gatlin, Larry Stewart, Lee Greenwood and Don McLean. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick still plan to attend, as does today’s featured speaker, former President Donald Trump. The NRA says the Secret Service will prohibit guns inside the Houston convention center during Trump’s speech.

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