Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke was escorted out of a press conference about the Robb Elementary School shooting on Wednesday after an outburst aimed at current Governor Greg Abbott.
During the outburst, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin called him a “sick son-of-a-b-tch” for what he did.
Beto O’Rourke interrupts ongoing press conference by Texas Gov. Abbott and other officials. pic.twitter.com/qa8YY0ghQy
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“Sir, you’re out of line,” McLaughlin said. “Sir, you are out of line! Sir, you are out of line! Please leave this auditorium.”
“I can’t believe, you’re a sick son of a bitch who would come to a deal like this to make a political issue,” the mayor continued.
McLaughlin is making no apologies for his comment and had even more to say when interviewed by Townhall’s Julio Rosas.
Don McLaughlin, mayor of Uvalde, on @BetoORourke crashing the press conference earlier today: “That event today was not the place or the time…I have no respect for Beto and the haters who hate…to hell with you too.” pic.twitter.com/313WtdU8mk
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“If they want to have that discussion, that’s fine,” he said. “But that event today was not the place or the time to come in there and attack the governor or anybody else there.”
The mayor added that he has “no respect for Beto.”
“This community is broken right now. No community should have to go through what we’ve been through in this community, and for a person to come in there and start that crap, I have no respect for Beto. And the haters that hate, that send me the emails and the texts, to hell with you, too,” McLaughlin continued.
McLaughlin added, “I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, we’re American people,” he said. “We’re trying to come together as a community. To do what you [O’Rourke did] at that press conference was wrong. I’m sorry, but it was wrong.”