When gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke attempted to hijack a press conference that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and other Texas officials were holding with regard to the Uvalde mass shooting by shouting, “The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you are doing nothing,” the majority of people found his actions unacceptable, especially when people were struggling with this tragedy, even though certain left-wingers appeared to applaud the move. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) compared O'Rourke to the “Tank Man” from the Tiananmen Square massacre in a shocking tweet, claiming Beto had been “speaking truth to power.” Phillips deleted the tweet later.
However, as Beto tried to disrupt those dealing with the tragedy, a person in the audience interrupted him. Cody Ytuarte, a carpenter who was present for families affected by the shooting, was standing near O'Rourke. According to reports, Ytuarte responded to O'Rourke by saying, “This is propaganda, bro. Get out of here. You're trash, man.” Ytuarte quit the Democratic Party due to its policies, which he said included “division about race policies.”
He was also concerned about new gun regulations. He said he enjoyed Trump's snarky tweets and that this was “obvious,” especially with the situation we are facing today, and that Trump's policies were more favorable. He also stated that he did not agree with the liberal media’s false portrayal of former President Donald Trump.
There's a lot of truth and common sense here. Uvalde was lost to Trump by 14 percentage points in the 2020 election. We've witnessed this trend of Hispanic voters edging away from Democrats, caused by the realization that the policies of Republicans are superior to those of Democrats, which tend to be more radical and unhelpful for their personal lives. Beto's decision to interrupt the press conference was further proof of the extreme policies held by the Democrats and the reason why people are leaving the party en masse.