Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign is coming to a painful end soon.
He is falling in the polls and even the media, which once treated him like a rock star, is beginning to wonder why he is still in the race.
In a desperate bid to remain relevant, Beto is going far left on gun control.
O’Rourke on mass shootings: ‘Yes, this is f—ed up’
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reiterated his push for gun control legislation Sunday morning — less than 24 hours after another mass shooting in his home state of Texas, which left at least eight dead, including the shooter.
“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 — at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 22 were killed, in Sutherland Springs — in a church,” O’Rourke told CNN’s Dana Bash. “One or two a day all over this country; 100 killed daily in the United States of America. We’re averaging about 300 mass shootings a year. No other country comes close.
“So yes, this is fucked up,” he added. “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, and I cannot accept that.”
Beto is acting like this isn’t really about politics for him, when it clearly is.
From the Washington Examiner:
‘Human-caused problem’: Beto O’Rourke pushes gun control on 2020 campaign trail after Texas shooting
Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke slammed his ex-colleagues in Congress for their lack of action on gun violence following another mass shooting in his home state on Saturday.
“Not sure how many gunmen. Not sure how many people have been shot. Don’t know how many people have been killed. The condition of those who have survived. Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them,” he told voters in Fairfax, Virginia. “But we do know this is f–ked up.”
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, who had previously vowed to stop swearing on the campaign trail, proceeded to blast lawmakers for failing to pass universal background checks or to close gun purchasing loopholes and encouraged the crowd not to normalize these tragedies.
See his tweet below:
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
Anyone want to bet that Beto is the next candidate to drop out?