The recent mass killings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio brought out the best in Americans, as first responders showed bravery and professionalism in containing both crime scenes. But the events of this past weekend brought out the worst in politicians, who used the tragic events for political gain.
Just about all of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting in El Paso, except for former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, while criticizing the president, firmly placed the blame on the actual shooter.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and others did not follow Castro’s lead, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s exploitation of the incident is nothing less than epic.
Only a racist, driven by fear, could witness what took place this weekend—and instead of standing up to hatred, side with a mass murderer's call to make our country more white. We are so much better than this president. https://t.co/SYMT77fbOf
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019
O’Rourke blamed Trump for the shooting, calling him a “racist” and equated his immigration policies to Nazi Germany.
But while O’Rourke’s comments are not surprising, considering that he is trying to revive his presidential campaign, and gain some traction in his primary race, his tweets are nothing less than disturbing.
O’Rourke is seen smiling at the gathering in support of the mass shooting, in essence taking photo ops to exploit the tragedy
Just look at these tweets below.
Amy and I just got back from the blood bank. Ulysses, Molly, and Henry wanted to come along, and I'm glad they did because we really saw the very best of this community. People had been waiting since 7:30 a.m. to donate while others were in line to drop off food, water, supplies. pic.twitter.com/RcJHIF0OKq
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 4, 2019