Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is running for governor of Texas for some reason, lost his temper this week when a man laughed at him during a meeting with supporters.
It sounds like maybe Beto is cracking under the pressure.
This certainly isn’t going to help his floundering campaign.
The Hill reports:
Beto O’Rourke snaps at heckler over Uvalde shooting: ‘It may be funny to you mother f—er’
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke on Wednesday snapped at a heckler who laughed as he discussed a recent mass shooting.
O’Rourke, who has expressed outrage after a gunman opened fire inside an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and killed 19 children and two adults, delivered a speech at a town hall in the city of Mineral Wells.
While discussing some details of the tragedy, somebody in the crowd laughed, prompting O’Rourke to swiftly turn around.
“It may be funny to you, motherf—er,” he said, “but it’s not funny to me.”
Beto’s brain dead supporters actually applauded after this happened. Watch below:
“It may be funny to you motherf—er, but it’s not funny to me”: Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke snapped at a man during a town hall on Wednesday who started laughing as O’Rourke discussed the gun used in the deadly Uvalde mass shooting. pic.twitter.com/sHCXh2mIpW
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 11, 2022
Hot Air explains what actually happened here:
O’Rourke wasn’t discussing “details of the tragedy” when the laughter occurred, as The Hill reports. He was talking about how the AR-15 was designed to kill Charlie in ‘Nam and offering up his version of a combat stance. All of that was eminently laughable, as Beto clearly has no idea what he’s talking about here.
The rifle we know now as the AR-15 was not designed for combat — not in Vietnam, nor anywhere else. The precursor AR-10 was designed initially as a potential new military rifle in the early 1950s, but ArmaLite lost out on the contract to Springfield. They got another chance in 1957 when the Pentagon wanted to reconsider the M14…
So Beto’s history is entirely laughable, but so are his political instincts here.
Beto should probably just avoid talking about guns.