Texas Governor. Greg Abbott spoke Wednesday at a press conference to discuss Tuesday’s horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde. It claimed 19 lives and injured two teachers.
We reported that twice-failed Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke made a poor political stunt at the press conference against Abbott, who he is challenging in the 2022 Texas governor race. He accused Abbott and other Republicans of doing nothing to stop gun violence and suggested that the shooting was “totally predictable.”
The MSM started to swoon before Beto was even out of the door.
As it turned out, the media swooning extended to Colorado. Kyle Clark, a purported NBC News Denver “journalist”, broke out the pom-poms for Beto, referring to how Rep. Lauren Boebert (Republican from Colorado) “launched” her political career by confronting Beto during a 2019 presidential candidate campaign stop in the state. This was after his September comments where he said “Hell yes, We’re going to take YOUR AR-15 and your AK47”.
Colorado’s @laurenboebert launched her political career by confronting @BetoORourke over guns at a campaign stop in Aurora in 2019. O’Rourke begged the crowd not to interrupt Boebert as she had her say. #copolitics https://t.co/oqzMNiNi8w
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) May 25, 2022
You’d think that the differences between these events were obvious. But, apparently, it was necessary to draw a map to show why Boebert’s 2019 confrontation was different from the one Beto intentionally staged Wednesday.
The Governor of Texas came to Uvalde to update grieving parents and a concerned community. This was a law enforcement press conference — not a campaign event.@BetoORourke misjudged and swung @GregAbbott_TX and in my view — missed. https://t.co/XbAr90GRMZ
— Roger D. Hudson (@RogerHudsonCO) May 26, 2022
Terrible take on this and a false equivalence, there is a time for political statements and this isn’t one, Lauren Boebert didn’t disrespect the families and community, Robert ORourke did today.
— Heath Kuntz (@heath140) May 25, 2022
Another difference between them that you should note is that Boebert was not running for office at that time. Three months later, she declared her candidacy. She wasn’t expected to win the election. To be clear, she was not running against Beto O’Rourke.
Beto, however, is a veteran mover and shaker of Democratic politics and will be facing Abbott in the fall. He clearly saw the moment as a way to make a political statement and raise money for his campaign against Abbott.
One Twitter user commented: “If the Beto choreographed outburst wasn’t a stunt to raise campaign donations from leftists other than Texas, then you haven’t been following politics for the past decade (or more).”