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Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke interrupted  Gov. ’s press conference on Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to accuse Republicans of being complicit in the violence.

O’Rourke is the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in Texas.

The liberal politician approached Abbott and other officials alongside him as the governor turned the mic over to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Law enforcement stopped O’Rouke short of the stage, but he continued to speak out after initially saying he wanted to have a conversation with the governor.

“You are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said, raising his voice. “You said this was not predictable; this was totally predictable, and you choose not to do anything.”

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told O’Rourke he was out of line. McLaughlin erupted when that failed to silence O’Rouke, saying, “I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch who would come to a deal like this to make a political issue.”

While Beto has received praise from predictable quarters online, many others were less charitable, as Twitchy explains:

Beto O’Rourke ran for U.S. Senate and lost. He ran for President of the United States and lost. He’s running for Governor of Texas and will lose that, too. But he’s evidently determined to lose in a great, big blaze of glory.

“He shouldn’t survive this stunt. This should be the moment his political ambitions crashed and burned once and for all.”

This article originally appeared in American Liberty News. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. Republished with permission.