Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
As coronavirus cases in Texas surge, Vice President Mike Pence spoke on Sunday at an indoor service at a Dallas megachurch run by Pastor Robert Jeffress, who has a well-documented history of making racist and homophobic remarks.
Jeffress once claimed that gay people “molest children,” called gay people “filthy” and wrote that “homosexuality is a perversion.” Gov.