Beto O’Rourke Confronts Greg Abbott Over Shooting: ‘This Is on You!’

News May 25, 2022 News
Beto O’Rourke Confronts Greg Abbott Over Shooting: ‘This Is on You!’

From Intelligencer | New York Magazine by Matt Stieb

At a press conference in Uvalde, Texas, addressing yesterday’s deadly attack on an elementary school, Republican Governor Greg Abbott was interrupted by Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging him for governor, who emerged from the crowd to condemn him for failing to enact gun control.

“You are doing nothing,” said O’Rourke, standing directly in front of Abbott and state and local officials. “You’re offering us nothing. You said this is not predictable. This is totally predictable.” He continued as he was whisked away by security: “This is on you until you choose to do something different! This will continue to happen. Somebody needs to stand up for the children of this state or they will continue to be killed just as they were in Uvalde yesterday.”

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