Dem Rep. Tries Lionizing Beto Crashing the Uvalde Presser With Horrible Comparison

Dem Rep. Tries Lionizing Beto Crashing the Uvalde Presser With Horrible Comparison
Uvalde shooting presser interrupted by Beto O'Rourke (Credit: Townhall)

The Texas government, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughin, came together at a press conference on Wednesday to talk about the mass shooting in Uvalde, provide information, and deal with the tragedy. But as we reported earlier, Beto O’Rourke crashed the press conference in a vile political stunt, went up to the stage, and began yelling at the people on the stage. O’Rourke is running for governor against Abbott.

As my colleague Cameron Arcand reported:

“Sit down, you’re out of line and an embarrassment. Sit down and don’t play this stunt,” Cruz said.

“Sir, you are out of line. Sir, you are out of line. Sir, you are out of line, please leave this auditorium. I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch who would come to a deal like this to make a political issue,” McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin is the man holding onto a walker. Imagine all the horror that he and law enforcement have had to deal with, with the shooting and the broken people of his town, then he and the rest have to face such a stunt. This was a time to be united, to be focused on the victims, the families, and what Uvalde is having to go through right now. Some of those families were in the audience and on top of everything else, they then had to deal with this.

O’Rourke continued to yell outside the building to the media after he was ushered out. He seems to falsely say that people can get guns in Texas legally without a background check and that’s untrue. “The majority of Texas” isn’t reflected by those people around the table, he said. So not only did he interrupt a presser about the tragedy but he continued to assail the people having to deal with it, while he talks to the press.

It’s about the kids, the families, the school, and the town; it isn’t about him or his politics.

But some on the left seemed to immediately celebrate such an act by O’Rourke.

This was posted by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) but then deleted.

It’s hard to imagine that anyone could put those two things together and suggest they are even close to the same thing. Just a reminder that the man on the left stood in the way of the Communist Chinese tanks to try to stop them from continuing to kill the students in Tiananmen Square in 1989, risking his own life. The comparison is not only a bad comparison to the Texas officials — no, Greg Abbott is not a Communist dictator and unlike them, he doesn’t want to take your guns — it’s also incredibly wrong to compare O’Rourke to that brave “Tank Man” — we still don’t know if he survived after that, even now. That took great courage, that kind that leaves you speechless. Meanwhile, Beto O’Rourke is running for governor and speaking to the press.

Abbott had a good response to Beto as well.

It’s vile that O’Rourke would do what he did, but it’s also vile of Democrats on top of that to act as though O’Rourke’s actions were something stunning and brave to lionize. And it’s not likely to go over well in Texas.

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