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Beto O’Rourke Swears at Heckler During Speech on Uvalde Shooting

  • Democrat gained national attention for his emotional outburst
  • O’Rourke has made gun control one of his top campaign issues
Beto O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke

Photographer: Mark Felix/Bloomberg

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has yet again made national headlines, this time for rebuking a heckler who laughed during a speech on the Uvalde school shooting.

At a campaign stop Wednesday in Mineral Wells, Texas, an hour and a half west of Dallas, O’Rourke used an expletive when responding to a crowd member who laughed as the Democratic candidate was describing the recent school shooting where an 18 year old used an assault rifle to kill 19 children and two adults.