Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick harshly criticized President Barack Obama for what he said was a failure to adequately support police and "protect their lives" while questioning the president’s reaction to recent shootings across the nation at a town hall on race relations in America titled "The President and the People: A National Conversation."
"I’m concerned that police officers across the country -- they know you support law enforcement of course, but do they really in their heart feel like you’re doing everything you can to protect their lives?" Patrick said to Obama.
The Republican added: "Words matter, your words matter much more than mine. Everything you say matters. And I would ask you to consider being careful when there is an incident of not being too quick to condemn the police without due process and until the facts are known."