Beto O’Rourke just admitted to this career-killing mistake
Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke is rumored to be jumping into the Presidential race.
But he might want to think twice.
That’s because he just admitted to this career-killing mistake.
O’Rourke recently gave an interview on MSNBC where he called for tearing down El Paso’s border wall.
Yesterday, he backtracked.
At a recent public appearance, O’Rourke supported a wall in certain border areas and said it was necessary.
Less than a week after calling for the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, to be taken down, former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) backtracked on Tuesday, saying he believes “there is a role for physical barriers in some places” along the U.S-Mexico border.
“I think there are in some places a need for a physical barrier, and here’s what I would do: I would work with local stakeholders, the property owners, the communities, those who actually live there, to determine the best security solution,” he reportedly said after receiving the “El Pasoan of the Year” award, according to CNN. “We saw in El Paso a solution in search of a problem imposed on us by people who did not live here.”
According to the Associated Press, O’Rourke claimed that he is “just as concerned about border security and safety as anyone” because he is raising his “kids a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border.” But O’Rourke reportedly insisted that “we won’t achieve that safety and security through walls.”
This could ruin O’Rourke’s chances.
Democrats are for open borders and believe enforcing immigration law equates to white nationalism.
O’Rourke’s call for some limited form of border security will alienate him from the racial grievance and pro-amnesty activists that make up the majority of the Democrat Party base.
O’Rourke may think he needs to make these arguments to be viable in a general election, but they will actually sink his chances in a general election.