Congressman Paul Gosar has repeatedly misrepresented the suspect in a shooting at a school in Texas.
Gossar tweeted that the shooter was “an illegal alien on the left wing of transsexuals.”
False allegations are widespread based on photographs of people unrelated to the attack.
Following Tuesday Mass shootings at Texas Elementary SchoolArizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar has spread a false transphobia claim that the suspect is an “illegal alien on the left wing of transsexuals.”
Gosar tweeted the allegations, even though the authorities already had them Identify suspects As an 18-year-old male resident of Yuvarde where the shooting took place.
As of Tuesday evening, Republican representatives have not commented on his tweet, which was deleted about two hours after it was published.
This false claim is skyrocketing on social media with pictures of transgender people unrelated to the attack.The image seems to have been removed Transgender artist Reddit account.
Some social media accounts that shared such images A Facebook page called “Patriots of North Florida”.
This page then revised the post, stating that its operators were “not lectured” by those who were trying to make shooting a political issue and turn it into a “gun grab.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott A suspicious shooter as an 18-year-old man who lived in the Yuvarde community. Officials say he shot his grandmother before heading to school with two military rifles he bought on his 18th birthday.
He also wore bulletproof vests for the attack and was shot dead by border guards who rushed to school without waiting for backup, law enforcement officials said. Associated Press.
At least 19 children and 2 adults were killed in the attack, Worst elementary school shooting Since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
According to CNN The suspect has a day shift in his hometown of Wendy’s and was described by the restaurant’s night manager as a “quiet type” who wasn’t dating other employees.
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