Demonstrators dancing to Kid Rock and toting “Abbott for Governor” signs heckled Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke as he left a campaign event in Texas on Friday. O’Rourke is a failed two-time candidate in 2018 and in 2020, failing to win a U.S. Senate seat and the presidency.
The Daily Wire reports:
O’Rourke wrapped up an hour-long campaign stop in Rockdale, Texas, Friday evening and walked back to his truck through a crowd of Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott supporters. Several boisterous people walked O’Rourke back to his vehicle, waving Abbott signs and dancing along to Kid Rock’s “We the People.”
O’Rourke is using the months left before the election to hit campaign stops across Texas, even in deep red Milam County, which voted more than 75% in favor of former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. O’Rourke is hoping to make up ground with a blitz across the Lone Star State in his longshot attempt to unseat Abbott, who is running for his third term in the office.
O’Rourke’s signature issue is gun control, and he is campaigning to ban AR-15 rifles and other firearms. He also wants to repeal the state’s constitutional carry law and implement red flag laws and other gun control reforms.
The Democratic candidate is well-known for his gun control activism. On May 25, O’Rourke interrupted a press conference led by Abbott over the mass shooting at Uvalde Elementary School that resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two educators.