Earlier today, Texas gubernatorial candidate (and perpetual candidate for other political positions) 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 shameless and 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.
Even though O’Rourke is getting hammered for what he did, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough defended him by saying the actual “sick” people were others on the stage:
There are several here who fit the definition of “Sick Son of a Bitch” in this picture, but none go by the name of Beto. Look instead at the freaks who keep gutting gun laws so 18 year olds can buy weapons designed for war to go into schools and slaughter babies. THAT is sick. https://t.co/LqhKSipOEW
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) May 25, 2022
David Harsanyi and Charles Cooke had heard just about enough:
This is just an outright lie. None of the laws signed by Abbott had anything to do with the shooting. Nada. https://t.co/XlsTXjk0lp
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 25, 2022
Texas hasn’t changed a single law governing the sale of rifles since JFK was president. The only change has been a tightening of those laws, by the federal government, in 1993.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 25, 2022
Sadly for many pushing political narratives takes priority over discussing the facts and what can actually be done to prevent these tragedies in the future.
Not surprising that leftist idiots would condone, and even openly support this kind of disgusting behavior in front of the families of the dead children. https://t.co/7YhAAnV23Z
— WearingMyMask (@JonathanAEvers) May 25, 2022
It’s come to this, unfortunately.