Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Trashes Bizarre, Viral Massacre Claim
Governor Greg Abbott’s team has taken down a viral claim on Twitter that his staff had approached the family of a Uvalde massacre victim with a threatening payment offer to deliver a pro-gun message. .
As of Thursday night, more than 32,000 users had retweeted the @MyCancerJourne3 account’s description of an alleged encounter with a representative from Abbott’s office, which the anonymous Twitter user said occurred shortly after joining. The family identified the body of his grandson.
But the confused Republican governor was quick to deny the exchange had ever taken place.
“This is completely untrue,” a spokesperson wrote for The Daily Beast. “There’s no truth to it.”
As several Twitter users have noted, this account has purposefully fallen victim to a series of personal tragedies and their account of what they say is their nephew being shot in the tragic massacre. Tuesday contains a number of possible contradictions.
In one thread about the alleged meeting with Abbott staff, they reported that they went to see “the body of a living grandson”. However, the previous account reported that their grandson was dead and made no mention of the second grandson.
Furthermore, last year, the account tweeted that a sheriff in Eastern Washington state had killed another nephew. It’s not clear what specific incident this tweet refers to.
The account also tweeted about the CashApp handle of a man living in Spokane, Washington, whose Facebook page reflects the same sports team loyalty as @MyCancerJourne3 and displays the same name the account used. self-proclaimed. The man did not return calls and emails from The Daily Beast, and the Facebook page was deleted after The Daily Beast contacted the man.
This is one of several apparent efforts @MyCancerJourne3 has made to solicit financial support from followers for colon cancer treatments, including many now-deleted GoFundMe accounts. A screenshot of one such account, which @MyCancerJourne3 appears to acknowledge as theirs, includes a photo of the Spokane man and the name of a woman with whom he appears to share the address. The woman did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s approach.
In the past, the account tweeted about residing in Washington statealthough it also describes attendance Texas Sports Events. It also tweeted about stroke, placed in a medically induced coma, and received approval for assisted suicide.
Eileen Grench contributed reporting to this story.