Petitions to remove Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick from office have been circulating, including this latest one on Change.org, posted in response to Patrick’s comments about the ambush of Dallas police officers.
The morning after the Orlando shootings, Patrick posted on his Twitter account, “Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
While Patrick claims that tweet was not in response to the massacre or about the victims of the mass murder, he removed the tweet and never apologized to the victims’ families.
After the Dallas police shootings, Patrick blamed the demonstrators and called them hypocrites for running from the gun fire.
“All those protesters last night, they ran the other way, expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them,” Patrick said. “What hypocrites!”
Demonstrators were following police directions when they ran.
Patrick never blamed the shooter for the shooting.
During an event a Thanksgiving Square on Friday, just hours after the murder of five officers, Patrick attended but was not invited to speak. Instead, he stood directly behind each of the speakers who appealed for a sense of unity in the city.