Following Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s outburst at a Wednesday press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott, Townhall’s Julio Rosas caught up with Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin to get his response.
McLaughlin told Townhall that if Democrats want to “have that discussion, that’s fine, but that event was not the place or the time to come in there and attack the governor or anybody else there,” the mayor said. “If [O’Rourke] wants to have that discussion, have it outside somewhere. But not in that building where we’re trying to give the people there [information].”
“This community is broken right now,” continued McLaughlin. “No community should have to go through what we’ve been through in this community, and for a person to come in there and start that crap — I have no respect for Beto,” he reiterated. “And the haters that hate, that send me the emails and the texts, to hell with you too,” the mayor added after apparently receiving criticism for scolding O’Rourke as he stormed the press conference stage on Wednesday.
“I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, a Republican, an independent,” McLaughlin noted, “we’re American people — we’re trying to come together as a community. To do what [O’Rourke] did today at that press conference was wrong. I’m sorry, but it was wrong,” he concluded.
Mayor McLaughlin’s comments came after O’Rourke tried to score political points and relevance in his race to unseat Abbott as governor of the Lone Star state.
This is an excerpt from Townhall.
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