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O’Rourke Disrupts Massacre Briefing as Abbott Hits Mental Health

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Beto O’Rourke, Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, interrupted a press conference held by Republican incumbent Greg Abbott a day after 21 people were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school. As Abbott turned the microphone over to his lieutenant governor, O’Rourke approached the school stage. A back-and-forth ensued, with Senator Ted Cruz telling O’Rourke several times to sit down and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick telling O’Rourke he was a disgrace.Source: Bloomberg
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Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, interrupted a press conference held by Republican incumbent Greg Abbott, who blamed Tuesday’s mass school shooting on a mental health crisis amid a national debate over gun control.

As Abbott turned the microphone over to his lieutenant governor after delivering his remarks, O’Rourke approached the stage. A loud back-and-forth ensued, with Senator Ted Cruz telling O’Rourke several times to sit down and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick telling O’Rourke he was a disgrace.