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Texas GOP condemns posts days before Floyd's Houston burial

4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago Friday, June 05 2020 Jun 5, 2020 June 05, 2020 5:17 PM June 05, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By PAUL J. WEBER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top Republicans in Texas are calling for resignations in their own party following a series of racist and conspiracy theory posts on social media about George Floyd's death. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday denounced the posts promoted by county GOP leaders in Texas. So far, none have said they will resign. Floyd spent most of his life in Texas and will be buried in Houston next week. The posts are becoming a crisis for the Texas Republican Party even as GOP Gov. Greg Abbott and the party are pledging to confront racial injustice in the nation's biggest red state.

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