Earlier today, Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke attempted to hijack a news conference featuring Gov. Greg Abbott and others who were providing updates on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

It was a disgusting stunt, even for O’Rourke:

Storming toward the stage where Abbott and local and state authorities were assembled, O’Rourke shamelessly and disgustingly tried to take advantage of Uvalde’s tragedy in some demented attempt to politicize the horror being felt in the community and get a clip of him being some sort of tough guy.

Senator Ted Cruz told O’Rourke to “sit down” and people in attendance could be heard shouting for O’Rourke to “go home.” The Democrat candidate for governor was condemned by Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin: “Sir, you’re out of line,” McLaughlin said repeatedly. “Please leave this auditorium. I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch who would come to a deal like this to make a political issue,” he added.

O’Rourke was called a “sick son of a b*tch” and many in attendance told him to leave, and MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace thinks that was rude and inappropriate behavior:

The one who was being a totally inappropriate a** was O’Rourke.

MSNBC and CNN would be in full-on meltdown mode if somebody did that during a Biden news conference.

And yet there are many of them.



Joe Scarborough’s defense of Beto O’Rourke’s sick stunt doesn’t hold up to fact-checks from David Harsanyi and Charles Cooke