Texas Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke tried —and failed —to score some political points by crashing actual Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference on the Uvalde school shooting. Beto was quickly thrown out.
From Fox News…
Abbott spoke for roughly ten minutes before attempting to transfer the microphone to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, at which point O’Rourke approached the stage.
Only some of O’Rourke’s words were audible, but he was pointing aggressively at the stage even as those on it shouted him down.
“You are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said at one point.
Patrick said “sir, you are out of line please leave this auditorium.”
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shouted at O’Rourke as well, calling him a “sick son of a bitch.”
O’Rourke was then escorted out of the auditorium.
Patrick also told Beto he was “out of line and an embarrassment.”
Watch the clip above.
Beto also took to Twitter earlier today to ask Governor Abbott to withdraw from the upcoming NRA convention.
“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.”
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.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) May 25, 2022