Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — who was scheduled to speak Friday on the first day of the National Rifle Association's annual meeting — is canceling his in-person appearance to attend a press conference on the school shooting in Uvalde.
Abbott will speak to the convention instead "through prerecorded video," spokesman Mark Miner told the Dallas Morning News Thursday.
The NRA event takes place in Houston, more than 250 miles away from Uvalde. Several scheduled speakers and performers have bowed out since Tuesday’s deadly school shooting.
Abbott is now scheduled to be at a 3:30 p.m. CT news conference on the school shooting Friday, which his office says will come after “a briefing with state agencies, local officials, and members of the community.”