Beto O’Rourke tried to score political points on the bodies of dead children when he interrupted a press conference being led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), and Uvalde mayor Don McLaughlin (R), but when he was pressed about his comments later, he sang a different tune.
After sneaking into the auditorium with the help of two other attendees, O’Rourke heckled Abbott, saying, “The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you are doing nothing. You’re offering us nothing.”
“This will continue to happen,” he said, pointing his finger at Abbott as security escorted him out.
But when investigative reporter and podcaster Drew Hernandez confronted O’Rourke about his stunt, he quickly backed down.
BETA MALE: I confronted @BetoORourke today and asked him why he decided to exploit dead kids, he refused to give me an answer. He sure seems big and bold on stage, but when confronted he won’t even look at me pic.twitter.com/7QBkz2TT3D
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) May 27, 2022
Redstate was gleeful over O’Rourke’s “beta male” behavior, and decried his lack of respect for the grieving citizens of Uvalde, who looked at his behavior as exactly what it was, a bald-faced attempt to gain on Abbott ahead of the election.
“Yeah it’s bull—-, man,” a resident who wanted to be anonymous told Fox News. “People are grieving, trying to process their loss and Beto is running around doing this stuff. It’s bull—-, save it for later.”
Fox News’ Lawrence Jones reported after the stunt that “the town was not happy about this.”
“And just to put it into context, this is a Democrat area,” he said. “A lot of them are Democrats. This is not even about politics. This is about their loved ones. … He took this tragedy and made it about him.”
Taste of his own medicine
McLaughlin wanted to avoid politics at the press conference, but O’Rourke does not know how to do that.
It was up to Hernandez to put him in his place, and he did.
“Beto got a taste of his own medicine, and instead of standing tall, he cowered, continuing to only acknowledge those fawning over him,” Redstate wrote.