I was watching the Governor Abbott press conference in Uvalde, TX, in real-time when Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, barged in.
It looked staged at the time, as did the cries of support for him.
I simply could not imagine residents who had just suffered through that tragedy encouraging him to create a scene in that environment.
As it turns out, that appears to be exactly what happened.
It Was Staged
CBS News reporter Janet Shamlian said Beto’s political stunt was “very clearly staged.”
She stated, “Well, I did see what happened just before the press conference started.
“I was in the third aisle … third row on the aisle, rather, 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, and 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.
“So this seems something very clearly staged by Beto O’Rourke and his campaign wanting to confront the governor at this moment.”
.@JanetShamlian reports on Beto O’Rourke confronting Gov. Abbott during presser: "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 … This seems something very clearly staged." pic.twitter.com/eaAxrZP6Gt
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2022
Not only that but there were people on social media who attended the event that said the people screaming in support of Beto were also plants.
Now, it is obviously impossible for me to verify that, but I saw numerous accounts located in Uvalde that said those screaming were not residents of the city.
If they are accurate, this goes down as one of the most disgusting and classless political stunts we have ever seen.
Source: The Blaze