ICYMI: Beto Exploits School Shooting for Cheap PR Stunt

Whenever our great nation faces true tragedy, there are sure to be grief-wallowing politicians following around in the muck just below the trouble.

This is nothing new, certainly, especially in Democratic circles where the mere mention of a firearm could set off an intolerant chain reaction. But this time around, as the parents and families of Uvalde, Texas continue to grieve, one liberal politician has decided that he’d rather be in the spotlight than in sorrow.

CBS News suggested Beto O’Rourke likely staged his surprise appearance at Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference on the deadly Texas school shooting Wednesday.

Although the public was largely surprised by the Texas gubernatorial candidate interrupting Abbott while he provided updates on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary school, CBS correspondent Janet Shamlian, who was present at the conference, claimed the appearance was “clearly staged.”

The eyewitness appears to blow the entire stunt apart.

“Well, I did see what happened just before the press conference started. I was in the third row on the aisle, and there were two people across the aisle from me. And a moment before the press conference started, they got up from their seats when Beto walked in, so they were seat holders for him,” Shamlian recounted. “Then, he sat down. So his presence wasn’t really noticed in the 15 or 20 minutes that people were gathering inside, because he was not in the room. This seems something very clearly from Beto O’Rourke wanting to confront the governor at this moment.”

Beto is no stranger to odd behavior on the campaign trail, having previously showed off his skateboarding skills behind a Whataburger restaurant in a video that appeared clearly deigned to attempt to go viral.