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Beto O’Rourke to Texas Governor: “This Is Totally Predictable When You Choose Not to Do Anything”

HeadlineMay 26, 2022

On Wednesday, Texas gubernatorial candidate and former Democratic Congressmember Beto O’Rourke interrupted a press conference held by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Uvalde. Video of the incident shows O’Rourke approaching the stage and telling Abbott, “This is totally predictable when you choose not to do anything.” O’Rourke was shouted down by top Texas Republicans and escorted from the room by police. 

Governor Abbott has declined to say whether he still plans to attend the National Rifle Association’s 2022 annual meeting, which is set to open in Houston on Friday. Texas Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Republican Senator Ted Cruz still plan to attend, as does former President Donald Trump. 

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