Texas land commissioner George P. Bush released a statement Saturday, saying, “The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended. My office is closely watching the social media posts and rumors from protestors who are threatening to come to The Alamo.”
“Rest assured we have already deployed, for several weeks and will continue to do so, the Alamo Rangers in partnership with SAPD, The Department of Public Safety and The National Guard to protect this sacred site,” Bush continued. “My message to the protestors is simple: Don’t mess with The Alamo.”
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) June 13, 2020
Texas land commissioner George P. Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, delivered a simple message for rioters who might be thinking about trashing The Alamo: “Don’t mess with The Alamo.”
Bush released a statement on Saturday evening after social media posts claimed that so-called “protesters” were wanting to take down The Alamo, which comes as violent rioters have trashed inner cities across the country and have destroyed historical monuments and statues in recent days.
One social media post that went viral online came from lawyer Robert Barnes, who wrote: “Protesters in San Antonio now demanding tearing down The Alamo.” The tweet had nearly 9,000 retweets several hours after it was posted. More
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— 🌟 Ziggersplat 🌟 (@ziggersplat) June 14, 2020
The Alamo is hallowed ground in Texas. Hell will freeze over before Texans let anyone destroy. It isn’t a statue erected in the mid-20th century of a historical figure. It’s a historic site in its own right and not a symbol. But a battle site where heroic men fought and died.
Amen, no one is messing with the Alamo, forever a part of Texas history, that stands for independence.
— Txtechlaw98 (@txtechlaw98) June 14, 2020
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