Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic candidate for governor, attempted to stop Republican Texas Governor. Greg Abbott’s reaction to Wednesday’s shooting at Uvalde in Texas. Abbott spoke for approximately ten minutes, before trying to transfer the microphone from O’Rourke to Lt. Governor. Dan Patrick was then approached by O’Rourke.
O’Rourke only spoke a few words, but he was aggressively pointing at the stage as others shouted down his name.
O’Rourke once said, “You are not doing anything.”
Patrick stated, “Sir, you are out-of-line, please leave this auditorium.”
Don McLaughlin, the Uvalde Mayor, yelled at O’Rourke too, calling him “sick son of an a bitch”.
O’Rourke was then led out of the auditorium.
Abbott thanked the police officers for their quick response to stop the attack getting worse. He said that one officer responding to the shooting had lost his daughter in the attack.
Abbott confirmed that Salvador Ramos (18 years old) had shot his grandmother before committing the attack. After crashing his car outside Robb Elementary School, he exchanged gunfire and entered a pair classroom.
Abbott confirmed that Ramos had posted three Facebook messages in the 30 minutes preceding the shooting.
Abbott didn’t call for gun control legislation. Instead, he said that members of the community had informed him that they were experiencing a mental crisis.