Greg Abbott Responds to Beto O’Rourke’s Disgusting Stunt at Uvalde Shooting Presser – Opinion

As RedState reported, Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running to be the Governor of Texas, pulled one of the most brazen and disgusting political stunts in recent memory on Wednesday. O’Rourke interrupted a press conference covering the school shooting in Uvalde, TX, in order to heckle current Gov. Greg Abbott for supposedly not passing “real” gun laws.

What unfolded was a hectic scene, with the Mayor of Uvalde standing up and calling O’Rourke a “sick son of a b****” before the Democrat was escorted out of the room.

It’s unconscionable that any politician would think it’s appropriate to crash a press conference giving valuable information about a mass shooting in order to up his ActBlue donations. And rest assured, that’s exactly what O’Rourke was trying to do with this stunt. He knows that none of the “real” gun laws he has proposed would have stopped this shooter from killing people. He sees this as a chance to give life and political energy to his failed campaign. He will likely be paid with increased fundraising and national attention.

For his part, Abbott has now responded, both directly and to O’Rourke’s fallacious argument.

Abbott has the right answer on both of these fronts. It is disgusting to try to make a tragedy about politics when it’s abundantly clear that those screaming “gun control” the loudest are only doing so for partisan gain. This shooting would have not been prevented by universal background checks that have become the rallying cry of the left. O’Rourke is well aware of what he did and why he did it, and Abbott is right to call him out for being an insensitive clown. That presser wasn’t about him, it was about the families and delivering the information the public needs.

I’ll also say that Abbott is completely right on this farcical idea that we just need “real” gun laws. As the governor points out, multiple blue states have “real” gun laws and they’ve done nothing to curtail the violence. It is the states that have far-left governments with the highest levels of gun violence in the country. Abbott refers to California, New York and Chicago not to minimize the Texas death but because it’s ghoulish opportunitynism to pretend that his policy, which is completely devoid of evidence would have prevented such a terrible act.

It’s enough. If O’Rourke would like to propose some actual, workable solutions that aren’t just unconstitutional leftwing fever dreams, he’s welcome to do so. Abbott is one of many Republicans who want schools safer. But what O’Rourke is not welcome to do is interrupt press conferences in order to puff up his own profile on the backs of dead children. Such a move would only be done by a seriously ill person.

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