Abbott and O'Rourke clash over gun restrictions in lone Texas gubernatorial debate
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke clashed over gun restrictions in a debate Friday night, with O'Rourke claiming that Abbott blames "everybody else" for mass shootings while "misleading this state."
On debate stage, Gov. Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke clash on immigration, guns and abortion
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said his Democratic rival Beto O'Rourke supports the "open border" policies of the Biden administration that have forced Texas to spend billions to combat the surge of illegal immigrants coming across its border and violent drug cartels flooding the nation with fentanyl.
Abbott and O’Rourke Clash on the Border, Guns and Abortion in Texas Debate
In a fast-paced debate, Gov. Greg Abbott accused Beto O’Rourke of holding an “extreme” position on abortion, while Mr. O’Rourke said that his rival’s “hateful rhetoric” could be linked to deadly shootings.
Abbott and O’Rourke clash on immigration, guns in only scheduled debate
The fierce exchanges came during a fast-paced televised debate Friday evening — the only such meeting scheduled between the two candidates in the Texas governor’s race.
Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O'Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration
While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years.