Failed candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke was forcibly removed after making a scene at a press conference held by Gov. Greg Abbott in Uvalde, Texas, site of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The obnoxious Democrat, who is running against Abbott in Texas's upcoming gubernatorial election, was immediately denounced by Uvalde mayor Don McLaughlin as a "sick son of a bitch" for attempting to make a "political issue" out of the tragedy.
O'Rourke is attempting to achieve the rare trifecta of political failure by launching unsuccessful campaigns for governor, president, and U.S. senator. Prior to being ejected from the event, O'Rourke accosted the legislators on stage, insisting that the tragic deaths of 19 children were "on you." McLaughlin shot back as law enforcement officers were escorting O'Rourke out of the building. "It's on assholes like you," he shouted.
The failed Democrat was considered an early favorite to win the 2020 Democratic presidential primary after telling Vanity Fair he was "just born to be in it." Former president Barack Obama was reportedly "enamored" with the politician whose signature accomplishment is losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in 2018. Turns out he was just born to lose. O'Rourke ended his campaign months before the Iowa caucuses after a series of polls showed him getting blown out by alternative options such as "None" and "Not Sure." Even Democratic voters were not particularly enamored with his single-minded focus on gun confiscation.
Apart from his inability to win an election, Beto is best known for being the sweatiest politician in America. Even dogs don't like him. O'Rourke trails Abbott by 7 percentage points, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.