Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stumbled through a series of questions regarding Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke this week; fumbling while trying to list a single accomplishment brought about by the potential presidential candidate.
“Beto O’Rourke announced today that he is running for president. What in your view was Beto O’Rourke’s signature accomplishment as a member of the House?” asked one reporter during her weekly press conference.
Nancy Pelosi was asked what Beto's "signature accomplishment" was in Congress.
She couldn't name anything specific.
Because he only passed one bill: naming a courthouse.pic.twitter.com/tRe2qaIDpA
— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) March 14, 2019
“Beto brought vitality to Congress…when he came, he came as a real champion for the environment,” Pelosi fumbled. “He got a great deal of support from the environmental community in his district, he won a primary on that subject.”
“Also… he was a member of the Armed Services Committee, a strong member of the Armed Services Committee, which is very important for his district,” she added. “In preserving our planet and protecting our people, they’re at least two areas in addition to his vitality in so many different ways.”
BETO GOES BERSERK: O’Rourke Calls for the REMOVAL of El Paso Border Wall
Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke called for the removal of El Paso’s critical border wall this week; saying the physical barrier “has not in any way” made the US “safer” and costs “tens of billions of dollars.”
Beto O'Rourke when asked, since Rep. @DanCrenshawTX asked on Twitter, if he would tear down the walls that are already in place: Yes and I think a referendum to do so would pass. pic.twitter.com/ENZuYvdqEa
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 15, 2019
“Would you -if you could- take the wall down now? Here?” asked MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
“Yes, Absolutely. I’d take the wall down,” said Beto.
“Here’s what we know… After the Secure Fence Act we built 600 miles of wall and fencing on a 2,000 mile border. What that has done has not in any way made us safer. It cost us tens of billions of dollars to build and to maintain,” he added.
BETO ON BORDER: Trump ‘Locking’ Children in ‘Cages,’ Tear-Gassing Migrants
Failed Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke unloaded on the Trump administration’s handling of the ‘migrant caravan’ this week; baselessly asserting the White House was “locking” children in “cages.”
Beto posted his incendiary remarks online just hours after dozens of migrants were apprehended after storming the US border and hurling rocks at American authorities.
It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here. How we respond when she arrives tells us something about ours. https://t.co/hrsfjh3drv
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 26, 2018
“It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here,” O’Rourke posted.
“[It] should tell us something about our country that we only respond to this desperate need once she is at our border,” O’Rourke continued. “So far, in this administration, that response has included taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border.
“People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives,” he added. “Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can get to safety. After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate.