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Beto O’Rourke curses at heckler in viral video

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2022
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Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Beto O’Rourke on Wednesday cursed at a heckler who laughed at his remarks on the Uvalde school shooting during a campaign event in Mineral Wells, sparking a viral moment as the confrontation spread across the internet.

The encounter came as O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for governor, slammed the state laws that allowed the gunman who massacred 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School to legally purchase the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting.

A heckler in the crowd laughed loudly after O’Rourke dropped to a knee and extended his...

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