Beto O’Rourke calls man ‘motherf***er’ for laughing about Uvalde



Texas Democratic governor candidate Beto O’Rourke continued his tour through Republican towns this week to speak to voters, and he wasn’t holding back. While in Mineral Wells, west of Fort Worth, on Wednesday evening, August 10,  O’Rourke clapped back at a man who was laughing while the governor hopeful spoke about the Uvalde massacre that killed 19 students and two teachers. 

A video that is now going viral on Twitter was posted Wednesday showing the entire exchange. O’Rourke was explaining how the shooting at Robb Elementary School was done by a lone gunman who legally purchased two assault-style rifles “originally designed for use in combat” right after his 18th birthday. 

He said the gunman used that rifle with bullets “designed to penetrate an enemy soldier’s helmet at 500-feet” to kill kids and teachers on May 24. You can then hear a man laughing in the background. 


“It may be funny to you motherf***er but it’s not funny to me,” O’Rourke says to the man while pointing him out in the crowd. 

The person filming the exchange pans the camera over to show people looking at a man shaking his head, but it’s not clear if that was the heckler. That man is then covered by the people standing to clap and cheer. 

Another video shows a group of Greg Abbott supporters at the back of the room holding up Abbott signs.

This is not the first time O’Rourke had a viral encounter with someone in the audience. On July 30, a self-proclaimed “preacher” with an assault-style rifle slung over his shoulder showed up to a town hall in Hemphill, in East Texas. He made anti-abortion remarks, saying that there are plenty of “great men of god who are the product of rape.” O’Rourke was not as impassioned with that response.



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