Beto O’Rourke just lost his chance at the White House in 2020 with this outrageous action
Since losing the Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke has only seen his political star rise.
The failed Senate candidate has even fed rumors that he may run for President.
But Beto O’Rourke just shot himself in the foot with this outrageous action.
During the campaign, O’Rourke somehow managed to avoid discussing immigration.
Now we know why.
Beto does not support construction of the wall or even basic border security. He is for open borders.
Which is why he helped release over 400 illegal immigrants from ICE detention into Texas.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released hundreds of migrants in El Paso, Texas over the past few days, including 186 on Christmas Day.
The local CBS affiliate reported that ICE has released 400 migrants.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who lost his Senate bid to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz, is cited in the story as being instrumental in making sure ICE informs city officials of impending releases.
O’Rourke tweeted his support for hundreds of undocumented people into American communities.
Many thanks to volunteers & donors who ensure that we take care of families being released by ICE in El Paso. 200 to be released today. Over 500 tomorrow. Please make a donation that will go to food and beds here: https://t.co/062olx7YIp pic.twitter.com/IPpFXCtiR8
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) December 25, 2018
If Beto O’Rourke had disclosed his radical open borders policy during the campaign in Texas, he would’ve lost by double digits.
And he knows it.
But now that he is entertaining the idea of challenging Trump in 2020, he needs to build up his “progressive” credentials to win votes of the pro-open borders Democrat base in states like California.
O’Rourke is trying to outflank Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden to the left.
Many Democrats are encouraging O’Rourke to run in 2020 given his rock star status in the party.
Others believe he isn’t ready for prime time, especially considering his failed candidacy.
But O’Rourke’s fundraising abilities cannot be denied. He would certainly be capable of launching a well-funded campaign.