Watch: Sparks fly as Beto O'Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott during school shooting press briefing

  
Via:  John Russell  •  one month ago  •  30 comments

By:   Sky Palma (Raw Story - Celebrating Years of Independent Journalism)

Watch: Sparks fly as Beto O'Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott during school shooting press briefing
During a press conference this Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott provided updates to the state's response to Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults and wounded others.During the briefing, Texas candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke ...

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During a press conference this Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott provided updates to the state's response to Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults and wounded others.

During the briefing, Texas candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke approached the stage and interrupted Abbott, accusing him of "doing nothing."

"You are out of line, and an embarrassment," Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told O'Rourke.

As O'Rourke continued to confront Abbot, another man in Abbot's entourage fired back at O'Rourke, telling him, "Sir, you are out of line!"

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"Sit down and don't play this stunt," another person can be heard telling O'Rourke.

The attack in Uvalde -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in the United States, where widespread horror at gun violence has failed to spur action to head off future killings.

The assailant "shot and killed, horrifically and incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott told a news conference on Tuesday.

The governor said the suspect, a local teenager, was also "deceased," adding that "it is believed that responding officers killed him."

It was the deadliest such incident since 14 high school students and three adult staff were killed in Parkland, Florida in 2018 -- and the worst at an elementary school since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 children and six staff were killed.

Despite recurring mass-casualty shootings, multiple initiatives to reform gun regulations have failed in the US Congress, leaving states and local councils to enact their own restrictions.

The United States suffered 19,350 firearm homicides in 2020, up nearly 35 percent compared to 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest data.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

I think O'Rourke did the right thing in confronting the worthless Texas administraton, although he will be attacked for grandstanding. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

If Beto wasn't running for office, you wouldn't have heard a peep from him.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Good look for Beato to be told that he is out of line and to leave by the Mayor Of Uvalde..

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Yes he was grandstanding. Just another example of left wing political theater.

"Sit down and don't play this stunt," another person can be heard telling O'Rourke."

 
 
 
Sunshine
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1.4  Sunshine  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
I think O'Rourke did the right thing in confronting the worthless Texas administraton,

More like provoking.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.5  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
I think O'Rourke did the right thing in confronting the worthless Texas administraton,

I suspect, and I am usually correct, that you would be singing the exact same tune if the parties involved were reversed.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.6  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
I think O'Rourke did the right thing

Sure, because getting that liberal hero into the spotlight is way more important than helping with the ongoing emergency or the dignity of the victims. 

Let’s drop everything and hear what the Great Beto has to say!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.7  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Beto always has been and continues to be a self absorbed total grandstanding dweeb!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

O'Rourke's actions are what we all have come to expect from a Democrat.  Completely unprofessional and a fucking embarrassment.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    one month ago

Actually his actions were a time honored tactic by social activists. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

Like I said completely unprofessional and a fucking embarrassment.  Typical Democrat.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago
Actually his actions were a time honored tactic by social activists. 

We know that he is good at jumping up on tables, he should of jumped up on the desk for emphasis.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

Abbott was asked why 18 year olds are able to buy AR-15's in Texas, and his answer was basically because thats the way we've always done it. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago

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Texan1211
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3.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago

AN 18-year old can purchase an AR-15 in almost EVERY state, what was the purpose of the silly question?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.3  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago
Abbott was asked why 18 year olds are able to buy AR-15's in Texas, and his answer was basically because thats the way we've always done it.

The correct answer would be "because 18yr olds have Constitutional rights, too."

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago

Because there is no law against it. If he couldn't buy he would have found other sources

 
 
 
Tacos!
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3.5  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago
Abbott was asked why 18 year olds are able to buy AR-15's in Texas

Pretty stupid question for a guy who wants to be in government.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago

Texas is like 44 other states in that regard.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

Mayor Mclaughlin had it just right about O'Rourke ......... "Get his ass out of here .......... A Sick Son-of-a-Bitch" !

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5  Mark in Wyoming     one month ago

Surprised someone in the crowd didnt say "lighten up Francis"

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5    one month ago

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Sunshine
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6  Sunshine    one month ago

Is he supposed to be a hero now?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sunshine @6    one month ago

Beto is a legend in his own mind!

 
 
 
Tacos!
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7  Tacos!    one month ago

Wow. How terrible. The governor is in the act of trying to manage a crisis and inform the community and Beto has to choose that moment to be all “Look at me! Look at me!” What a jackass.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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8  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

Beto O’Rourke interrupted Gov. Abbott during a news conference at Uvalde High School.

O’Rourke, approached the stage telling the officials assembled that it was long past time to act to prevent mass shootings like the one at Robb Elementary School.

“The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said. “You’re offering us nothing.”

O'Rourke then left without offering us anything.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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8.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8    one month ago
O'Rourke then left without offering us anything.

He actually took questions out in the parking lot for a few minutes. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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8.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1    one month ago

What were his answers?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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8.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1    one month ago

Beto told Abbott that he didn't have a leg to stand on.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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9  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago
He actually took questions out in the parking lot for a few minutes. Parking lot drive by.
 
 

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