Robert Francis O’Rourke, a Democrat also known as “Beto,” is still setting up his plans to try and run in next year’s Texas gubernatorial election seemingly in spite of his failed presidential candidacy, his failed senate candidacy, and his overall failure at being a campaigner for many other Democrats across other key races.
As reported by Axios, we can expect an announcement later on this year and that O’Rourke “has been calling political allies to solicit their advice, leaving them with the impression that he’s made his decision to run in the country’s second-largest state.”
The chairman of the Texas Democrat party, Gilberto Hinojosa, stated to Axios that they “hope that he’s going to run” because “we think he’ll be our strongest candidate.”
It’s not just the various Democrats that seem to want O’Rourke to go through with his run attempt. Quite a few Republicans also would be happy to see O’Rourke run as the Democrat Party’s nominee because they think he would be quite possibly the weakest overall possible candidate that the Democrats could end up using. There is even a camp on the Left who seem to agree with the Republican idea that O’Rourke would be a horrible candidate and have started to speak out again and issues warning about his possible candidacy.
Currently, O’Rourke holds a wide range of fringe political views that would not end well if pushed onto a solidly red state such as Texas. Some of these views are so far out there that they would be extremely disastrous in purple states and even see pushback from quite a few blue states.
Examples of these extreme leftists views include:
Back in June of 2020, O’Rourke stated: “I really love that Black Lives Matter and other protesters have put this front and center to defund” the police. He went on to say that he was in support of “completely dismantling those police forces and rebuilding them.”
BETO O’ROURKE supports
DEFUNDING THE POLICE
“I really LOVE that Black Lives Matter and other protesters have put this
FRONT AND CENTER!”
“I know it’s an idea that’s DANGEROUS to some.”
“I’m really IMPRESSED with what they’ve brought to the table so far.”#BetoIsRight pic.twitter.com/mZwRIQxi5c
— BetoMedia (@BetoMedia) June 16, 2020
Back in October of 2019, He stated that he was in support of taking away the tax-exempt status of all churches if they oppose same-sex marriage.
H made these statements as part of a CNN LGBT town hall event in a back and forth with host Don Lemon:
LEMON: This is from your LGBTQ plan and here’s what you write — this is a quote: ‘Freedom of religion is a fundamental right, but it should not be used to discriminate.’ Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities — should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?
O’ROURKE: There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America, that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. So as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.
Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis O'Rourke says that he will take away the tax-exempt status of churches if they do not believe in same-sex marriage pic.twitter.com/CcHyiUVCAs
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 11, 2019
Recently, O’Rourke has tried to champion extremist measures about gun control including gun bans and outright gun confiscation.
WATCH: Democrat Beto O’Rourke Threatens Door-to-Door Confiscation of Your Guns by Force pic.twitter.com/KCfqghnWFU
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 17, 2019