“当他们在数尸体时，他正在数美元,” 奥罗克, 谁是 running as a Democrat against Abbott for governor, 与德克萨斯论坛报的一篇文章一起在推特上发布.
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.
“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.
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 shooting “is on you until you choose to do something different” before he was escorted out.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, a Republican who was sitting near Abbott during the press conference, called O’Rourke a “sick son of a b—- 会达成这样的协议来解决政治问题” as O’Rourke was removed.
“那不是进行讨论的时间和地点,” McLaughlin told Fox News’ Sean Hannity later. “如果他想进行讨论, 没关系. But today at that conference was not the time or place to do that.”
德克萨斯州. 政府. 丹·帕特里克 | 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. “你懂, 我想, 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?”