Thursday, June 2, 2022

“You are doing nothing”

Beto O’Rourke crashed Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference of Wednesday, May 25, one day after the Uvalde school shooting. O’Rourke shouted out: “You are doing nothing” and “This was totally predictable.”

Bigger news than O’Rourke’s remarks was Abbott’s completely false narrative of the Tuesday police response. In an obvious effort to look in charge, Abbott related a crime timeline shown on Thursday to be inaccurate as police waited nearly an hour as children were being shot. The Governor later claimed he was misled by police. In fact, he used unverified, incomplete and preliminary reports.

Abbott is likely to survive the disaster, but his national reputation is now badly damaged.

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference at Uvalde High School,
May 25, 2022 | Sergio Flores/The Texas Tribune

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