Whew! Democratic candidate for Texas governor Beto O’Rourke is trending online for setting it off during Governor Greg Abbott’s news conference about the tragic Robb Elementary School shooting that claimed the lives of twenty-one in Uvalde, Texas.
The former U.S. Representative for Texas’s 16th congressional confronted Governor Abbott, while it’s unclear exactly what was said, CNN reports Beto can be heard stating,
“Governor Abbott, I have to say something,” as he approached the stage in Uvalde. “The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you are doing nothing. You said this is not predictable. This is totally predictable.”
Several public officials were sitting next to Governor Abbott, including Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. In the clip that’s circulating online, Lt. Gov. Patrick is heard telling Beto, “You’re out of line and an embarrassment.” However, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin wasn’t as professional with his response.
He used foul language and shouted at Beto, “I can’t believe you sick son of a b***h who would come to a deal like this to make a political issue.” Beto has had his foot on Governor Abbott’s neck. Last night in the wake of the shooting tragedy, he called out the Governor on Twitter for his lack of stricter gun laws.
“The moment to stop Uvalde was right after Sandy Hook. After Santa Fe High. After El Paso. Instead, Abbott made it easier to carry guns in public. The moment to stop the next slaughter is right now,” he tweeted. Beto didn’t stop there.
He pleaded with the Governor to move the NRA convention happening this weekend in another tweet. It read,
“Governor Abbott, if you have any decency, you will immediately withdraw from this weekend’s NRA convention and urge them to hold it anywhere but Texas.”
Roommates, what do you think of Beto’s outburst?
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