AUSTIN — In speaking with Fox & Friends on Sunday in sharing his thoughts about the El Paso Walmart shooting on Saturday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick noted that the nation has compartmentalized God, isolating Him to the church and kicking Him out of the public square.
“As long as we continue to only praise God and look at God on a Sunday morning, and kick him out of the town square and our schools the other days of the week, what do we expect?” he asked.
Patrick Crusius, 21 and of Dallas, has been identified as the assailant who arrived at the El Paso Walmart Saturday morning and began gunning down shoppers in the parking lot with an AK-47 style assault rifle. He then moved inside where an estimated 1,000 to 3,000 people were shopping, many of whom were innocently seeking to take advantage of back-to-school deals.
It was later discovered that Crusius had posted a manifesto to the site 8chan just prior to the shooting, expressing racist views and also objecting to the “Hispanic invasion” of Texas.
“I’m not going to surrender even if I run out of ammo. If I’m captured, it will be because I was subdued somehow,” he wrote, according to reports.
However, Crusius was taken into custody without issue and has been charged with capital murder. Hate crime and domestic terrorism charges are pending. The death toll, which initially was at 20, rose to 22 on Monday, and more than
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