VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Interrupts Abbott’s School Shooting Presser: ‘This Is On You’

Greg Abbott Press Conference

( BREAKING NOW: Just a few minutes ago, Beto O’Rourke, the former Democrat presidential candidate and current Democrat Party nominee in this November’s gubernatorial race against incumbent Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), barged into Abbott’s press conference about the slaughter of 19 school children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

You can watch the video further down this post.

While it is hard to make out precisely all of the words exchanged as several people were yelling, the following could be heard as O’Rourke stood at the edge of the elevated stage, addressing and pointing at Abbott.

O’Rouke can be heard saying: “The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you are doing nothing. The time to stop this was after Sante Fe High School. The time to stop this was after El Paso. The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you’re doing nothing…You said this was not predictable; this is totally predictable. You choose not to do anything.”

At the same time, members of Abbott’s administration yelled back at Abbott, telling him he was out of line to interrupt the press conference.

At one point, a man on the stage yells at O’Rourke, saying, “I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch that would come to a deal like this to make a political issue.”

And other reporting indicates that Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, who was also on stage, called O’Rourke a “sick son of a bitch,” according to the Texas Tribune.

In response to the Democrat’s accusation against Abbott that the shooting is “on you,” McLaughlin said, “It’s on assholes like you. Why don’t you get out of here?”

Here is the video:


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