By Sandra Rose  | 

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Beto O'Rourke (right) crashed Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference to ask "When are we going to do something?" about gun violence.

The former presidential candidate was escorted from the room after he confronted Gov. Abbott during an emotional press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Abbott had explained how a teenage gunman barged into Robb Elementary School through a back door and barricaded himself inside a fourth grade classroom before opening fire on more than two dozen innocent children.

The 18-year-old gunman had shot his grandmother in the face at her home. She was able to run across the street for help. She is currently in critical condition in an area hospital.

19 children and two teachers died in the aftermath of the shooting inside two adjoining classrooms. The shooter was killed by an elite tactical Border Patrol agent who broke through the barricade.

O'Rourke confronted Abbott after the governor passed the mic to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. "When are you going to do something?" O'Rourke yelled.

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"You should get his ass out of here!" said Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Don McLaughlin (at far left). "This isn't the place to talk this over," he added.

"Sir, you're out of line! Please leave this auditorium," McLaughlin told O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, who is running for governor of Texas, was surrounded by law enforcement officers as he continued shouting at Gov. Abbott.

Mayor McLaughlin called O'Rourke a "sick son of a bitch!"

"It's only as*holes like you. Why don't you get out of here," McLaughlin yelled, as O'Rourke continued shouting at Abbott.

Watch the video below.