Texas Governor Greg Abbott was having a press briefing about the school shooting in the state this week when it was interrupted by Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is currently running for governor there.
The stunt was not well received. People felt that Beto was making it all about him.
He was evntually forced to leave.
Breitbart News reports:
WATCH: Beto Crashes Gov. Abbott’s Conference on Texas School Shooting
Texas gubernatorial hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D) took the opportunity to inject himself during Governor Greg Abbott’s Wednesday press conference covering the Robb Elementary mass shooting in Uvalde.
Beto appears to wait until the governor’s remarks are complete before he stands in front of the stage to interrupt Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s presentation. Patrick attempts to shut down the Democratic Party candidate for Governor, saying, “Excuse me, you’re out of line and an embarrassment.”
O’Rourke continued to talk over the Lt. Governor to address Governor Abbott. “You’re doing nothing,” the failed presidential and senatorial candidate said.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin was most vocal in trying to shout down the interruption. Texas Senator Ted Cruz can also be heard trying to hush Beto.
“He needs to get his ass out of here,” the Uvalde mayor said regarding the disruptive candidate. “Sir, you’re out of line! Sir, you’re out of line! Please leave this auditorium.”
“I can’t believe… you’re a sick son of a bitch,” the mayor continued, “that would come to an event like this to make political issues.”
Here’s the video:
Beto O’Rourke interrupts ongoing press conference by Texas Gov. Abbott and other officials. pic.twitter.com/qa8YY0ghQy
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 25, 2022
People at the meeting were not impressed:
Ytuarte explains why he interrupted Beto: “There’s a time and a place to address certain things like that. To do it in the moment in which the tragedy is being addressed so recently … is pure propaganda.” pic.twitter.com/gx5AjZz9ez
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) May 25, 2022
This will not help Beto’s already struggling campaign.
What was he thinking?