Beto O’Rourke, trying desperately to shed his beta male persona, dropped an expletive-laced response on CNN to a mass shooting near Odessa, Texas, and is now raising funds off of the incident.

O’Rourke originally dropped an f-bomb when giving details of the shooting to a crowd in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Details which he readily admitted he didn’t have, though that wasn’t about to stop him from politicizing the shooting.

“Not sure how many gunmen, not sure how many people have been shot, don’t know how many people have been killed, the conditions of those who have survived,” he said. “Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them.”

“But we do know, this is f***ed up.”

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The comment elicited applause and laughter, distasteful to say the least.

 

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The response was so great, that Beto decided to drop the line again for his base on CNN while simultaneously mocking people who send ‘thoughts and prayers’ during such a horrific event.

“The rhetoric that we’ve used, the ‘thoughts and prayers’ that you just referred to, it has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence, to protect our kids, our families, our fellow Americans in public places,” said O’Rourke.

“So yes, this is f***ed up,” he continued, “and if we don’t call it out for what it is, if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, then we will continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America.”

 

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Perhaps even more misguided than the idea that Beto’s followers are going to respond to his edgy use of expletives is the fact that he’s trying to fundraise off of his words, and effectively raise money off the backs of shooting victims.

 

Funds raised for the $30 t-shirt are promoted as going to Mom’s Demand Action and March for Our Lives, two organizations that consistently manipulate numbers about ‘gun violence’ for the media.

Robert Francis went on to promote his plan to force Americans to sell their guns to the government should he be elected President.

“I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do,” he warned. “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them.”

Fortunately, what’s clear is that Beto is simply desperate for attention and has no clear designs on finally winning an election.

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