Failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke publicly apologized Tuesday for his “privileged” and “elitist” presidential campaign launch; saying he will reintroduce himself to American voters in the weeks ahead.
“O’Rourke specifically indicated he regretted saying he ‘sometimes’ raised his son, and that his Vanity Fair cover ‘reinforced’ the perception that he was privileged,” reports Fox News. “When co-host Joy Behar asked if he thought the Vanity Fair cover looked ‘elitist,’ O’Rourke nodded his head.”
Beto O’Rourke on criticisms of his ‘Vanity Fair’ “born to be in it” remark: “I was attempting to say that I felt my calling was in public service — no one is born to be President of the United States of America.”
— The View (@TheView) May 14, 2019
“You used the Vanity Fair Cover to announce your campaign. You said you were ‘Born to be in it.’ You went across the country alone on a road trip after you lost the election… These are things in my mind that a female candidate wouldn’t get away with. Do you think you can get away with more because you’re a man, and do you have any regrets?” asked co-host Meghan McCain.
“You’re right. There are things that I have been privileged to be able to do in my life that others have not. The more I travel and learn, the clearer that becomes to me,” said O’Rourke.
Beto’s poll numbers have nosedived in recent weeks despite unveiling his own ‘Green New Deal’ estimated to cost US taxpayers more than $5 trillion over the next decade.
O’Rourke’s “very first bill he sends to Congress … will mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years — spurred by the single largest investment to fight climate change in history — to transform our aging infrastructure, accelerate innovation, and empower our people and communities to lead the climate fight,” states the proposal.
Beto’s plan comes months after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her ‘Green New Deal’ that aims to reduce car travel, airplanes, consumption of red meat, “classic” construction materials, and more.
O’Rourke’s proposal aims to “”set a first-ever, net-zero emissions by 2030 carbon budget for federal lands, stopping new fossil fuel leases, changing royalties to reflect climate costs, and accelerating renewables development and forestation.”
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BETO BACKS ABRAMS: O’Rourke Says Stacey Abrams Election Was ‘RIGGED’ by GOP
Rapidly fading Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke praised failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on The View Tuesday; touting her “grace” after the Republican Party “rigged” her 2018 election.
“The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State, perhaps rigging in part that election…is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken,” said Beto.
.@BetoORourke on @staceyabrams' defeat in GA: The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State, perhaps rigging in part that election…is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken. pic.twitter.com/JHKEnJ0nRd
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 14, 2019
O’Rourke has repeatedly vowed to “reintroduce” himself to American voters in recent weeks after new polls show his popularity plunging among likely Democratic voters.
BETO BOMBSHELL: New Video Shows Staffers Used Campaign Funds to ‘ILLEGALLY AID’ Migrant Caravan
Unbelievable undercover footage released by Project Veritas Thursday raises serious legal and ethical questions surrounding Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign; revealing top staffers potentially violated federal law by using campaign finances to help undocumented workers traveling with the ‘migrant caravan.’
The bombshell video shows O’Rourke’s field manager and others scheming to help the migrants after crossing into the US; suggesting campaign workers use donations and other official funds and resources to assist Central American migrants entering the United States.
“You know that migrant caravan? A few of them got here already and they’re dropping them off like really close,” said a campaign field manager. “I’m going to get some food right now and some stuff to drop off.”
“Don’t ever repeat this stuff but like, if we just say we’re buying some food for an event, like Halloween events,” suggested another staffer.
“That’s not a horrible idea, but I didn’t hear anything,” said the manager. “I think we can use that with [prepaid campaign debit cards] to buy some food, all that sh*t can be totally masked.”