Despite non-stop media attention and a massive fundraising haul in the first quarter of 2019, local enthusiasm for former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke appears to be lagging in Iowa; with recent crowds failing to fill venues across the pivotal swing state.
“Beto O’Rourke saw firsthand what it’s like to be just another presidential candidate during a sleepy town hall event Sunday afternoon as the enthusiasm and star power he sought to generate hit ground truth in Iowa,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“A number of attendees remarked to the Washington Examiner that O’Rourke’s crowd was smaller than they anticipated, particularly in a city of 75,000 with a major university. The crowd was less than half the size of audiences drawn by O’Rourke’s rival Sen. Bernie Sanders at similar events in smaller towns,” adds the article.
O’Rourke made international headlines in recent days on a variety of issues; viciously labeling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “racist” who opposed “peace” across the Middle East.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
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.”
BETO MELTDOWN: O’Rourke Compares Trump to ‘Nazi Germany,’ Says Rhetoric Similar to ‘THIRD REICH’
Former Texas Congressman and potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke exploded on the Trump administration this week; viciously comparing President Trump’s rhetoric with statements made in ‘Nazi Germany.’
In Iowa, @BetoORourke says the president’s rhetoric on migrants and calls to ban Muslims sound more like the Third Reich than the USA.
Asked about the comparison after the rally, he emphatically stood by it.
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“I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself and what she is able to contribute to this country, when the president of the United States has called Mexicans rapists and criminals, he then went on to call asylum seekers animals and an infestation,” O’Rourke said.
“We would not be surprised if in The Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as cockroach, as a pest that you wanted to kill, but to do that in 2017 or 18 in the United States of America doesn’t make sense,” he added.