Skip to Content

WATCH: O’Rourke responds with expletive when man laughs during comments on Uvalde shooting

Beto O'Rourke Campaign

MINERAL WELLS, Texas -- Democratic candidate for Governor, Beto O'Rourke, snapped back at a man who laughed as he spoke about the Uvalde school shooting during a campaign event Wednesday.

O'Rourke used profanity in his sharp response.

The candidate was talking about how the gunman in Uvalde was able to legally purchase an A-R 15, a weapon originally designed to be used in combat.

As O'Rourke hears the laugh, he turns in the direction of the heckler, points at him and says, "It may be funny to you, (expletive) but it's not funny to me, OK?"

The crowd erupted in applause and cheers for O'Rourke.

O'Rourke is facing incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott in November.

Article Topic Follows: Top Stories
Author Profile Photo

David Gonzalez

ABC-7’s digital content director

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content