“You do nothing!”: a Democratic leader confronted the governor of Texas at a press conference on the massacre

The candidate for governor and leader of the Democrats in Texas, Beto O’Rourke interrupted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s news conference in Uvalde Wednesday after the elementary school shooting that left 21 people dead, including 19 children.

Abbott had been providing information about mental health after the shooting as O’Rourke approached the stage.

“He’s not doing anything!” O’Rourke snapped. “He said this was not predictable, this was totally predictable, and he chooses to do nothing.” “This is up to you until you choose to do something different. This will continue to happen.”

“You’re not doing anything!” O’Rourke snapped (REUTERS / Veronica G. Cardenas) (VERONICA CARDENAS /)

For his part, the mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, could be heard shouting: “Sir, you are out of place. Please leave this auditorium.”

“You’re out of line,” McLaughlin yelled. “I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch who would come to a place like this to make it a political issue.”.

Abbott then asked O’Rourke to leave and was escorted out of the auditorium. The gubernatorial candidate then addressed the press outside.

“Someone has to defend the children of this state or they will continue to be killed as they were yesterday in Uvalde”O’Rourke said before leaving the building.

The Democrat will face Governor Greg Abbott in this year’s election.

As reported by the Texas TribuneOnce the scene had calmed down, Abbott called out the unit. “There are family members who are crying as we speak”, said. “There are family members whose hearts are broken. There are no words that anyone who cries can come here and do something to heal these broken hearts.”

“Someone has to defend the children of this state or they will continue to be killed like they were yesterday in Uvalde,” O'Rourke said before leaving the building. (REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas)
“Someone has to defend the children of this state or they will continue to be killed as they were yesterday in Uvalde,” O’Rourke said before leaving the building (REUTERS / Veronica G. Cardenas) (VERONICA CARDENAS /)

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore called on Wednesday for the country to create tougher gun laws. in the aftermath of the mass shooting.

Speaking during a panel on climate change at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Gore said that the most recent massacre represented a “uniquely American form of devastation.”

Gore also drew a parallel between the inability to pass comprehensive gun control legislation in the United States with the apparent inability of the US Congress to pass major legislation on climate change. He said that lobbying and vested interests can maintain the status quo.

“Our democracy has been paralyzed, bought and captured. This has to stop”Gore said.

Besides, the National Rifle Association will hold its convention in Houston as planned, announced the mayor of Houston, despite the unrest caused by the massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

Mayor, sylvester turnerstated that the event has to take place because the municipality cannot cancel the contract with the NRA.

Nevertheless, He questioned the fact that Republican politicians will speak in the forum of that group in favor of the possession of weapons, after the massacre that occurred in Uvalde.

Among the Republican politicians appearing as speakers at the event, which begins this Friday, are Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and Senator Ted Cruz. The keynote speaker will be former President Donald Trump, the NRA reported on Twitter.

(With information from AP)

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