Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke snapped and cursed at a heckler who laughed at his false claims about guns during a campaign event.
A few hundred people were in the Kaufmann Leadership Academy’s gymnasium to hear the Democratic candidate for governor speak.
There were more than a few protesters too.
Two attendees had signs saying, “Boo Beto. Get out of Texas. We don’t want you here” and “Beto the [expletive] from El Paso”
O’Rourke told the crowd that he’s confident of victory over incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott heading into November’s general election.
“Thanks to you and everyone that’s here we are going to win,” O’Rourke said.
“I know we’re going to win because we’re fighting for every woman in Texas to make her own decision when it comes to her health care.
“Because we can get behind every public school educator and make sure we’ve got their backs as they go into this school year and every school year hereafter.”
He then turned to recent school shootings while pushing his anti-gun agenda.
He was trying to promote the Democrats’ false claims that AR-15 rifles are used on battlefields.
However, AR-15s have never been used in any war, nor are they used by any military branch, either in combat or training.
At one point, while pushing for gun control by claiming AR-15s are “designed for use on a battlefield,” Beto got heckled by a man laughing out loud at the statement.
While children were clearly sitting in the front row, Beto snapped and said:
“It may be funny to you, motherf*cker, but it’s not funny to me.”
"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
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