Gregg Abbott's Press Conference regarding the Uvalde Shooting Interrupted by Beto O'Rourke
Beto O’Rourke claimed that the response from Abbott and other Texas officials present at the conference was "predictable"...
Interruptions of press conferences should be something everybody does to get their point across. Today, Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas Representative, interrupted a Gregg Abbott press conference that covered the topic of the Uvalde shooting yesterday.
Beto O’Rourke claimed that the response from Abbott and other Texas officials present at the conference was predictable and did nothing to solve the problem of easy access to guns. He has a point, the easy access is causing the most trouble within Texas communities as well as across the country.
"Every Texan, every American, has a responsibility we need to focus on ourselves and our agendas, we need to focus on the healing and hope that we are providing to those who suffered unconscionable damage to their lives."
Gregg Abbott said following the O’Rourke situation.
However, as Beto O’Rourke was escorted outside, this didn’t stop him from continuing his protest.
"He's refused to expand Medicaid, which would bring $10 million a year, including mental health care access for people who need it. He's refused to champion red flag laws. ... He's refused to support safe-storage laws so young people cannot get their hands on their parents' weapons.
[The gunman] who just turned 18, bought an AR-15 and took it into an elementary school and shot kids in the face and killed them.
"Why are we letting this happen in this country? Why is this happening in this state? Year after year, city after city. This is on all of us if we do not do something and I am going to do something and I'm not alone. The people of Texas are with us, the majority of people in Texas are with us. Well, we've got to stand up to this.
We just can't accept this theater or business as usual, and accept the next shooting.
"We could have stopped this if we had stood up after Santa Fe High School if we had stood up after El Paso. We are going to stop the next one. We're standing up right here in Uvalde, Texas, right now. That's why I'm here."
Beto O’Rourke yelled against Abbott’s record of neglect of these situations in Texas.