Beto O’Rourke got the most embarrassing news possible from an unthinkable person
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s campaign for president is going horribly.
He has barely any support at this point.
And now things are worse after he got the most embarrassing news possible from an unthinkable person.
Prior to his campaign for President, O’Rourke, who is of Irish descent, represented El Paso, TX in Congress.
He went by the name “Beto” in order to appeal to the largely Hispanic population in the area.
But as soon as he decided to run for higher office, which was initially a Senate race, that façade came crashing down.
And in a recent interview with Breitbart, Guatemala’s secretary of strategic intelligence said that his use of the name “Beto” is a “political gimmick to try to endear himself with the Latin population.”
Breitbart News reports:
Robert Francis O’Rourke’s nickname “Beto” is a “political gimmick” amounting to “appropriation” of Latin American culture in an attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters, determined Mario Duarte, Guatemala’s secretary of strategic intelligence, offering his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Pollak asked, “Is the use of the nickname ‘Beto’ in a political sense, do you find that to be offensive? I mean, his roots are really Irish. Do you think that he’s falsely passing himself as Hispanic in the way that Elizabeth Warren once pretended to be Native American, or is it just a lighthearted nickname? How should we regard it?”
“It’s a political gimmick,” replied Duarte, who is also a U.S. citizen. “As an immigrant [to the U.S.] myself . . . I think it’s a political gimmick to try to endear himself with the Latin population.”
Duarte added, “He’s trying to play a political part. Some people find it cheap. [It is] appropriation.”
O’Rourke claims that his use of the name “Beto” has nothing to do with pandering to Hispanic voters.
But many disagree with that, especially with him needing to be told he can’t join the House Hispanic Caucus in 2013.
He truly wants to be Hispanic, but he is far from it.
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