(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke was heckled by demonstrators holding “Abbot for Governor” signs and blasting music by Kid Rock as he left a campaign event.
Several people walked O’Rourke back to his truck through a crowd of Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, supporters, who were playing Kid Rock’s We the People.
Beto is making stops all across Texas in the months leading up to the election, including deep red Milam County, reported the Daily Wire. O’Rourke is hoping his media blitz across the state will unseat Abbot in a long-shot election. The popular Abbot is running for his third term in office.
O’Rourke is campaigning largely on the issue of gun control. If he makes it into office, he plans to ban AR-15s and other firearms. He would also repeal the state’s constitutional carry law and implement red flag laws.
Beto’s most recent publicity stunt was in reaction to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. He interrupted a press conference led by Abbot, approaching the stage and accusing the governor for the event because he did not write more legalese to combat gun violence.
“The time to stop the next shooting is right now and you are doing nothing. You are offering us nothing,” O’Rourke said. “This is totally predictable when you choose not to do anything.”
This event was not well received, particularly by other Texan governmental officials, who saw it as a campaign stunt.
Uvalde Mayor don McLaughlin, who was on stage with Abbot at the conference, had some choice words for O’Rourke:
“Sir, you are out of line. Please leave this auditorium,” McLaughlin yelled. “I can’t believe. You’re a sick son of a b****, you would come to a deal like this to make a political issue.”
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