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.
"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.
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In just one tweet, Texas Governor Greg Abbott showed the world what freedom looks like in America.
Gov. Abbott sent out the tweet around 12:30 a.m. Central time on Sunday morning, after a record 73,000 boxing fans attended the WBO super middleweight unification fight Saturday night.
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Saul Canelo Alvarez (right) defeated Billy Joe Saunders with an eighth-round uppercut to end the fight. It was Canelo's seventh middleweight fight.
The crowd in AT&T Stadium broke an indoor boxing record with 73,126 in attendance. The previous record was 63,350 when Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks in a heavyweight title fight in New Orleans in 1978.
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Masks were not required at AT&T Stadium, but they were encouraged. A majority in the crowd chose not to wear masks.
"The pent up demand to go to a live event it gave this fight a spike of 10,000-to-15,000 more," said Chad Estis, executive vice president of business operations at AT&T Stadium.
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Dallas KTVT-TV reported: "The turnout shows things may be returning to normal sooner rather than later."
"I am excited that we can kind a do stuff now, and kind of just be comfortable with going to events," said boxing fan Austin Valadez.
It isn't clear how many people in the crowd were vaccinated, but proof of vaccinations were not required for entry into the stadium.
Texas, Georgia and Florida have been wide open since last year, as the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci continue to insist that masks and Covid-19 restrictions are necessary.
Legendary rapper Bun B called out Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott for reopening the entire state and lifting mask mandates.
Gov. Abbott sparked outrage on Tuesday when he announced he was ending Covid-19 restrictions and lifting the mask mandate.
Abbott said all businesses in the state will reopen fully by March 10.
Many praised the governor for his courage and bravery, but Bun B and others expressed outrage and fear that the Covid-19 death rate would escalate despite the availability of Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
Bun B wrote on Instagram: "This is bat sh*t crazy @govabbott and you know it. As if you didn't already have enough blood on your hands. SMFH."
The rapper referred to Gov. Abbott's response to the recent winter storms that knocked out power to millions of residents and resulted in dozens of deaths.
Bun B took a disrespectful tone, stating Gov. Abbott is "not even Worried bout the people..... He Gotta Get Up Out Of Office... @governorabbott."
Meanwhile, Joe Biden criticized Abbott and other governors who chose to reopen their states and lift mask mandates. Biden called the decision "Neanderthal thinking."
Gov. Abbott struck back on Twitter by accusing the president of "recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities."
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Texas is following the standards set by wide open Florida and Georgia by reopening businesses and lifting mask mandates.
On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he is canceling the mask mandate and reopening all businesses in the state.
Abbott said all businesses will fully reopen starting March 10.
This is welcome news for business owners who suffered catastrophic losses during the coronavirus outbreak last year.
"Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility," Abbott said. "It's just that now state mandates are no longer needed."
Texas is the largest state to lift mask mandates. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp canceled mask mandates early last year -- despite pushback from Democratic lawmakers in the state.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also canceled mask mandates and opened his state for business last year.
Florida and Georgia have lower death and infection rates when compared to lockdown states such as California and New York.
The CDC warned states should reopen slowly due to virus "variants" and "mutations" in the wild.
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