UVALDE, Texas (Fwrd Axis) — Democratic Texas governor candidate Beto O’Rourke interrupted Gov. Greg Abbott’s news conference Wednesday, placing blame on him in the wake of a school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 students and two teachers dead.
“This is on you until you choose to do something different,” O’Rourke said.
O’Rourke added the shooting was “totally predictable” and Abbott was “doing nothing.” Several officials on stage slammed the Democratic candidate, with the Uvalde mayor calling him a “son of a bitch” before O’Rourke was escorted out of the auditorium by police.
“I was just about to say, there will be plenty of time to discuss and analyze what happened yesterday and do everything that we can within our power to hopefully prevent it from happening again,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said.
Beto O’Rourke is not the first person to speak out after the tragedy. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr slammed Congress prior to his team’s NBA Playoff game on Tuesday.
“When are we going to do something? I’m tired,” Kerr yelled as he pounded his fist on the table.
University Health Hospital in San Antonio said two victims of the school shooting — a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were shot and in critical condition, the hospital confirmed to FWRD AXIS News. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio said it has also received patients from the horrific shooting in Uvalde.
The news comes following a shooting at a grocery store in New York, in which a gunman targeted Black people in a racist attack after learning of a conspiracy theory online that the minorities are looking to replace White people in America.
Among those killed were at least five fourth-grade students and a third grader. Family members have started to identify the children. Seventeen others suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.