(Slay News) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke tried to hijack Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) press conference today with his anti-Second Amendment agenda.
The governor was speaking to reporters about the tragic school shooting yesterday in Texas.
Greg Price detailed what happened:
“Beto O’Rourke just disrupted Greg Abbott’s press conference on the school shooting in Texas.
“A sheriff calls him a ‘sick son of a bitch.’”
Ted Cruz can be heard saying in the video below:
“Sit down and don’t play this stuff.”
Another person on stage said Beto was an “embarrassment.”
Another man shouted, “Sir you are out of line, please leave this auditorium.”
“I can’t believe you are a sick son of a bitch who would come make a political issue out of this.”
… Only "forewarning" of event, per Abbott, were three real-time Facebook posts (not really a forewarning given timing):
1) Gunman said he planned to shoot grandmother
2) Gunman said he shot grandmother
3) Gunman said he would shoot elementary school
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) May 25, 2022
Beto yelled at Abbott: “The time to stop the next shooting is now, and you are doing nothing.”
Beto was quickly shouted down and was escorted out of the place by state troopers.
From The Hill:
O’Rourke also criticized the governor in an earlier tweet, saying, “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.”
Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to an inquiry on whether he planned to still attend the event. The Hill has also reached out to the NRA on any potential changes for the event.
Democrats have renewed calls for stricter guns laws after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two adults.
…O’Rourke is challenging Abbott in November’s elections. Abbott currently holds a 6.7-point lead in the RealClearPolitics polling index.
Beto O’Rourke interrupts ongoing press conference by Texas Gov. Abbott and other officials. pic.twitter.com/qa8YY0ghQy
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 25, 2022