Texas Governor: I Urge Texas Victims to 'Grasp God's Reach to Them'
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) had a message of hope the day after a gunman slaughtered a church full of people in Texas.
"This is a community of deep faith," the governor told "Outnumbered Overtime" on Monday. "I urge them to reach back and grasp God's reach to them."
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and began shooting, killing 26 and injuring 20. The shooter was shot after a car chase, and the only clue to a motive is said to be domestic issues. Many children are among the dead.
"What took place in this community was the face of evil itself," Abbott said. "It's so heartwarming to see the people of this community turn to God, turn to hope, turn to the promise of good overcoming evil."
The governor went to a candlelight vigil last night to honor the victims and their families.
"We unite and come together in times of tragedy like this and we stand united as one nation and one state."