Beto O’Rourke Drops the F-bomb on an Anti-gun Control Heckler While Discussing the Shooting in Uvalde!
Beto O’Rourke is defending the F-bomb he dropped Wednesday night while confronting a heckler who he said was laughing during his remarks about the Uvalde mass shooting that left 19 elementary school students and two teachers dead.
At a rally in Mineral Wells, O’Rourke was talking about the need to stop mass shootings like the one at Robb Elementary School on May 24. This was when the incident happened. When O’Rourke talked about Uvalde, a man in the crowd could be seen and heard laughing. This made the Democratic candidate for governor answer with a swear word.
“It may be funny to you, mother–, but it’s not funny to me,” O’Rourke said to the heckler.
The moment caused a stir on social media, and the Democrat’s campaign addressed it.
“There’s nothing funny about 19 kids being shot to death in their classrooms, and there’s nothing okay about refusing to act so it doesn’t happen again,” said Chris Evans, O’Rourke’s chief spokesman.
In a tweet after the Mineral Wells rally, O’Rourke defended his stance.
“Nothing more serious to me than getting justice for the families in Uvalde and stopping this from ever happening again,” he tweeted.
Mark Miner, the chief spokesman for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, said Thursday that the Mineral Wells heckler was “not affiliated in any way” with the governor’s reelection campaign.
Even though O’Rourke was criticized for swearing during his 2018 campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz, the Mineral Wells crowd cheered wildly after the moment Wednesday night.
It wasn’t the first time he talked with a heckler about Uvalde. When Uvalde came up at an event in Snyder last month, he talked to someone who was laughing.
O’Rourke, who used to be a congressman from El Paso, is running against Abbott for governor. Mass shootings in El Paso and other places in Texas have made people angry, and the Uvalde massacre has been a flash point in the campaign. After the shooting in Uvalde, O’Rourke confronted Abbott at a news conference. He was then led out of the room.
As part of his 49-day tour through Texas, O’Rourke held events in Decatur and Fort Worth on Thursday.
In this tweet, there is a link to the full video of the town hall meeting. This video has language that may offend some people.
Mineral Wells town hall https://t.co/nARgWidIXp
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 10, 2022