Beto O’Rourke criticizes Abbott for attending campaign fundraiser after Texas school shooting

He was counting dollars while they were counting bodies,” O’Rourke, chi è running as a Democrat against Abbott for governor, tweeted along with an article by the Texas Tribune.

Abbott acknowledged he went to the event around 300 miles from Uvalde, but said he only stopped by to say he couldn’t stay because of the shooting.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to the press after he was kicked out for interrupting a news conference headed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Uvalde, Texas, mercoledì, Maggio 25, 2022.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks to the press after he was kicked out for interrupting a news conference headed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Uvalde, Texas, mercoledì, Maggio 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

On the way back to Austin, I stopped and let people know that I could not stay, that I needed to go, and I wanted them to know what happened and get back to Austin so I could continue to my collaboration with Texas law enforcement,” Abbott said during a press conference.

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His team says all of his campaign events have since been canceled.

O’Rourke also disrupted an Abbott press conference earlier in the day, saying the shootingis on you until you choose to do something differentbefore he was escorted out.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, a Republican who was sitting near Abbott during the press conference, called O’Rourke asick son of a b—- that would come to a deal like this to make a political issueas O’Rourke was removed.

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who is running against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for governor this year, interrupts a news conference headed by Abbott in Uvalde, Texas, mercoledì, Maggio 25, 2022.

Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for governor this year, interrupts a news conference headed by Abbott in Uvalde, Texas, mercoledì, Maggio 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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That was not the time and place to have that discussion,” McLaughlin told Fox NewsSean Hannity later.If he wants to have that discussion, va bene. But today at that conference was not the time or place to do that.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, a Uvalde, Texas.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, a Uvalde, Texas. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick | echoed McLaughlin’s sentiment.

I could never imagine that on this day when we were there to not only disseminate information and learn more, but were there to be with these families, that he would pull such a political stunt,” Patrick said. “Sai, ho pensato, and I said in my comments after he finally left, that can’t we have just one day, one week, one month of us all coming together for these children that’s not a political stunt, not partisan politics?”

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