“While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans,” Perry wrote. “Additionally, publishing this on the very day our state and nation paused to honor and mourn those who died only compounds the pain and suffering of the many Texans who lost family and friends in this disaster.”
Thank you. A few years ago, we created the Star of Texas awards to honor our first responders who were injured or killed in the line of duty. Every year, we have family members of the fallen to the Capitol, along with any injured responder who can make the trip.