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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s press conference was interrupted Wednesday by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke. Abbott was talking about the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas when O’Rourke approached the scene.

O’Rourke’s remarks were largely inaudible, he pointedly told Abbott, “You don’t do anything.”

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick then told O’Rourke he was “out of order” and to “please leave the auditorium”. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin was heard yelling at O’Rourke that he was a ‘sick son of a b—-‘ who came to the event to make a ‘political problem’. O’Rourke was eventually escorted out of the auditorium.

O’Rourke was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, according to his website, and has been a small business owner, city council representative and congressman. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2018 against incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R) and ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. In November 2019, however, he announced he was ending his his presidential campaign.

O’Rourke is currently slated to run against Abbott in November’s Texas gubernatorial election.

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke disrupts a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott the day after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022.
(REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas)

During the press conference, Abbott confirmed that 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother before going to Robb Elementary School, leaving the woman seriously injured. Abbott also confirmed that Ramos made three Facebook posts in the hours leading up to the shooting.

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Ramos claimed the lives of at least 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012.

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