Beto O’Rourke made a claim about Trump’s Border Wall that will make you furious
After losing his Senate race despite raising record amounts, Beto O’Rourke is testing the waters for 2020.
He’s trying to position himself as a leading critic of Trump’s border wall.
Now, Beto O’Rourke just made an outrageous claim about the border wall that will make you furious.
When O’Rourke ran for Senate, he consistently dodged questions about the border.
He knew that if he revealed he was for open borders he would have zero chance of winning.
But now that he is no longer running for Senate, he is letting his true colors show.
He’s even presenting himself as an “expert” on the issue.
Last week, O’Rourke claimed that the increasing number of deaths of migrants is due to the border wall.
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke of Texas claimed Friday that the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the reason why an increasing number of migrants have died as they illegally attempt to cross into the country.
“The number of people dying at the U.S.-Mexico border in some years has grown,” O’Rourke said during a town hall in El Paso, Texas. “In some years has grown because it’s connected to that wall that we have already built that pushes people who are at their most desperate and vulnerable to ever-more inhospitable stretches of the Chihuahua Desert.”
The Texas congressman explained that the number of people trying to cross the border increased almost 40 percent between 1998 and 2010 after some of the barrier was constructed in the El Paso sector.
There’s a lot wrong with O’Rourke’s claims.
First, the border wall has not been constructed yet because Democrats are refusing to fund it.
Second, the statistics he listed were from 1998 – 2010. He is trying to place blame on Trump for something that he had no possible way of influencing.
Finally, it’s coyotes and human traffickers that take advantage of illegal immigrants by trekking them through dangerous territory promising that American taxpayers will solve all their problems.
O’Rourke got close to winning the Texas Senate race thanks to massive donations by Hollywood and leftist billionaires.
He’s now one of the left’s rising stars.
Rumors have begun to spread that O’Rourke will likely run for President in 2020.
Many think that he could present Trump with a serious challenge for the White House.