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Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb On Abbott Supporter Who Laughed At Gun Violence

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, didn’t hold back when a heckler laughed as he described the gun used to murder 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde earlier this yr.

“It might be funny to you, motherfucker, however it’s not funny to me, OK?” O’Rourke fired back on the laugher, who was standing amongst a small group of supporters of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

See the total exchange from Wednesday evening in Mineral Wells, about 50 miles west of Fort Value:

Tonight, in Mineral Wells, Texas

When a @GregAbbott_TX supporter laughs, yes, laughs out loud so everyone could hear, while Beto described the massacre of 19 children and a pair of teachers in Uvalde, Beto quite appropriately lets loose with a MF.
Yep.
It was a reasonably good one too. pic.twitter.com/t5LLMIPXeP

— BetoMedia (@BetoMedia) August 11, 2022

O’Rourke, who’s polling 5 percentage points behind Abbott, has long made gun control a core issue.

Earlier this yr, O’Rourke interrupted a news conference held by Abbott after the Uvalde mass shooting to demand motion.

“You’re doing nothing. You’re all doing nothing,” O’Rourke told Abbott and other officials gathered on a stage for the event.

O’Rourke was escorted out.

“That is on you,” he said before leaving. “Until you select to do something different, this may proceed to occur. Anyone must get up for the youngsters of this state or they’ll proceed to be killed identical to they were killed in Uvalde yesterday.”

After Wednesday’s event, O’Rourke tweeted:

The parents in Uvalde are demanding motion to handle gun violence so no more families must undergo what they’re experiencing.

As governor, I’ll work with them to deliver it.

— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 11, 2022

Nothing more serious to me than getting justice for the families in Uvalde and stopping this from ever happening again.

— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 11, 2022

O’Rourke’s f-bomb got quite the response on Twitter:

I completely approve this message from Beto O’Rourke.

Anyone who laughs a few mass shooting of college kids deserves to be cussed out. https://t.co/3u1ZEvERd5

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 11, 2022

Say what you’ll about Beto, but there is not a politician within the state that may get grandmas to applaud “motherfucker.” Highly effective crowd work. https://t.co/jY38mAmNkV

— Forrest Wilder (@Forrest4Trees) August 11, 2022

There are some individuals who will probably be more upset about Beto cursing than the incontrovertible fact that someone laughed at a shooting— let alone the deaths of 19 children.

In case you’re one one among those people just know you’re an asshole.

— Olivia Julianna 🗳 (@0liviajulianna) August 11, 2022

BREAKING: A heckler just laughed out loud when Beto mentioned the tragic death of the 19 kids who died at Uvalde.

Without hesitation, Beto called him a mother fucker.

He did the fitting fucking thing. pic.twitter.com/zQVvXYH08n

— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 11, 2022

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