Beto O’Rourke Was Right to Interrupt Greg Abbott’s Post-Uvalde Press Conference

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2022
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On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman entered an Uvalde, Texas elementary school with a long rifle and proceeded to kill 19 children and two teachers in a single classroom. On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott—a longtime NRA supporter who has been instrumental in relaxing state gun laws—held a press conference to pass the buck to “mental health illness.”

During the press conference, Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke interrupted Abbott, saying, “The time to stop the next shooting is now, and you are doing nothing. You’re offering us nothing.”

It was cathartic to see O’Rourke express some...

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