Governor of Texas Greg Abbott Spokesman Matt Hirsch told NBC 5 political specialist Julie Fine that Abbott suffered second- and third-degree burns on his legs after coming in contact with scalding water. It happened during an accident while he was on a family vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week.
Gov. Abbott was planning to curtail his events. But when last Thursday’s shooting that killed five Dallas officers happened, he told his doctors and staff to find a way to get him to Dallas.
“His first words to us were, ‘I’ve got to come back,'” Hirsch said.
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