This just in from Bloomberg: Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has yet again made national headlines, this time for rebuking a heckler who laughed during a speech on the Uvalde school shooting.
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At a campaign stop Wednesday in Mineral Wells, Texas, an hour and a half west of Dallas, O’Rourke used an expletive when responding to a crowd member who laughed as the Democratic candidate was describing the recent school shooting where an 18 year old used an assault rifle to kill 19 children and two adults.
“It may be funny to you,” O’Rourke said, using an expletive, “but it’s not funny to me”. His emotional outburst sent the crowd into cheers.
The Democratic candidate for governor against incumbent Greg Abbott, O’Rourke has been thrust back into the spotlight after his remarks went viral on social media. The election is set for November 8.
O’Rourke previously received national attention for his vocal views on stricter gun laws. Recently, he made headlines when he interrupted Abbott’s press conference in Uvalde after the shooting.
Recent polling data shows the race between O’Rourke and Abbott has narrowed in the last few months following both the Uvalde massacre and the US Supreme court overturning the nationwide right to an abortion. O’Rourke is currently down in the mid-single digits to Abbott in the polls.
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