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Democrat candidate for governor of Texas, Beto O’Rourke, interrupted a press conference by Gov. greg Abbott to confront him over the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
It happened on Wednesday, one day after the shooting, a the governor was informing the press of what is currently known about the shooter.
As O’Rourke was speaking to the governor directly, in what appeared to be a political stunt, the sheriff called him a “sick son of a bitch” and asked him to leave.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shouted “sir you are out of line” and demanded that he leave before he was escorted away by authorities.
The man who is on stage telling Beto O'Rouke to leave and saying he is out of line is Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin. https://t.co/nQ53XRgBZ7
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 25, 2022
Beto O’Rourke interrupts ongoing press conference by Texas Gov. Abbott and other officials. pic.twitter.com/qa8YY0ghQy
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 25, 2022
Beto O'Rourke always dances on the graves of shooting victims to advance his political career… today was his worst stunt yet. He's trash.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 25, 2022
What kind of political cretin interrupts a press conference to campaign? @BetoORourke showed no leadership, is only interested in power. Sickening political theater. pic.twitter.com/VqZmrpc5v3
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) May 25, 2022
Beto O'Rourke just proved that he is one of the biggest pieces of shit in the nation. He just stepped on the bodies of 19 dead babies to interrupt Gov. Abbott's press conference to make a political statement. Fuck you Beto. He made this about his campaign from the first second.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 25, 2022
Beto O’Rourke is a disgusting human being.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) May 25, 2022
Robert Francis O'Rourke is a low life sewer-dweller who was brought up to think he was owed something. Has he worked a day in his life? He thinks he's entitled to some elected office and didn't have the common decency to stop campaigning as the governor updated Texans. #Beto https://t.co/G77aeQhSL1
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 25, 2022
Beto O'Rourke is running such a sad campaign for governor in Texas that he had to attend a press release where our Republican governor was speaking and heckle him & be removed. Like some damn pussy hat wearing madwoman. Sad. Poor fella has become a joke.
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) May 25, 2022
I try very hard to be as civil as humanly possible most of the time on social media. I fail sometimes but I try really, really hard. But Beto O’Rourke is a bastard for what he just did. Grandstanding at a time like this. You are, without a doubt, a sick son of a bitch.
— Darvio Morrow (@DTheKingpin) May 25, 2022
Beto, about to lose again for the 30th time, is desperate for a viral moment. He’ll be on Joy Reid tonight. A hero of the anti-gun left, which is virtually non existent in the state he hopes to govern. Politically clueless.
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) May 25, 2022
On Tuesday night the nation needed a uniter, some to lead the United States in a time of mourning, but what they got was a politician in President Joe Biden.
The president started by saying the right things, the things people needed to hear and Americans attempted to wrap their minds around this tragedy.
I had hoped, when I became President, I would not have to do this again.
Another massacre. Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third, fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened see their friends die as if they’re on a battlefield, for God’s sake. They’ll live with it the rest of their lives.
There’s a lot we don’t know yet, but there’s a lot we do know.
There are parents who will never see their child again, never have them jump in bed and cuddle with them. Parents who will never be the same.
To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away. There’s a hollowness in your chest, and you feel like you’re being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out. It’s suffocating. And it’s never quite the same.
And it’s a feeling shared by the siblings, and the grandparents, and their family members, and the community that’s left behind.
Scripture says — Jill and I have talked about this in different contexts, in other contexts: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” So many crushed spirits.
So, tonight, I ask the nation to pray for them, to give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now.
But on a dime his voice changed, the mourning voice was gone and we got a political speech about gun control.
As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?
It’s been 340- — 3,448 days — 10 years since I stood up at a high school in Connecticut — a grade school in Connecticut, where another gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 first graders, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Since then, there have been over 900 incidents of gunfires reported on school grounds.
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Santa Fe High School in Texas. Oxford High School in Michigan. The list goes on and on.
“Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on, for God’s sake. It’s just sick,” he said, again, as if the reason for the Second Amendment is to hunt deer.
It was, in this writer’s opinion and the opinion of many, an abhorrent political speech using the blood of 19 babies.
“Biden had a chance to unite the country in our mourning of the lost innocent children but instead he rambled about the gun lobby, attacked Republicans, and wandered off the stage. We are being led by an incompetent, incoherent fool who also happens to be a very bad man,” conservative writer Matt Walsh said.
Biden had a chance to unite the country in our mourning of the lost innocent children but instead he rambled about the gun lobby, attacked Republicans, and wandered off the stage. We are being led by an incompetent, incoherent fool who also happens to be a very bad man.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 25, 2022
“Joe Biden cannot help but use that stupid, lazy, inappropriate gun about deer in Kevlar vests. What a disgraceful moment in this inappropriately political speech. But yeah… he’s the unifier-in-chief,” radio host Jason Rantz said.
Joe Biden cannot help but use that stupid, lazy, inappropriate gun about deer in Kevlar vests. What a disgraceful moment in this inappropriately political speech. But yeah… he's the unifier-in-chief.
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) May 25, 2022
“Biden opened with a heartfelt and heart wrenching message to the families of the massacred children. He quoted Scripture. Had he only stopped there. But then he launched into a vicious, ugly, political tirade. A lost moment to unite a divided nation,” Todd Starnes said.
Biden opened with a heartfelt and heart wrenching message to the families of the massacred children. He quoted Scripture. Had he only stopped there. But then he launched into a vicious, ugly, political tirade. A lost moment to unite a divided nation.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 25, 2022
But the most furious may have been Fox News host Tucker Carlson who was live during the president’s address.
“The President of the United States, frail, confused, bitterly partisan, desecrating the memory of recently murdered children with tired talking points of the Democratic party, dividing the country in a moment of deep pain rather than uniting. His voice raising and amplified only as he repeats the talking points he repeated for over 35 years in the United States Senate, partisan politics being the only thing that animates him. Unfit for leadership of this country,” he said.