Beto O’Rourke made one huge admission that proves Democrats are doomed in 2022
Democrats are trying to chart a path to maintaining their majorities this November.
That task just became much more difficult.
And that’s because Beto O’Rourke made one huge admission that proves Democrats are doomed in 2022.
When Beto O’Rourke first ran for Senate in 2018, he turned into a Democrat rising star.
O’Rourke parlayed Democrats’ hatred of Texas Senator Ted Cruz into a fundraising juggernaut.
Even though O’Rourke lost to Cruz, his ability to raise tens of millions of dollars turned him into a Presidential contender.
O’Rourke crashed and burned, as it quickly became apparent that in 2018, Democrats didn’t really like him, they just hated Ted Cruz.
As O’Rourke’s campaign flamed out, he became more desperate, which caused him to take extreme positions such as gun confiscation in order to try and win the support of the left-wing base.
“If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body, because it was designed to do that, so that you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers,” O’Rourke declared in the Democrat Presidential Primary debate.
O’Rourke specifically stated his intention to confiscate the popular AR-15 rifle, owned by millions of Americans.
“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke added. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
But now that O’Rourke is running an uphill race for Governor of Texas – which is also his last chance for political relevance – he is singing a different tune.
Since polls show Joe Biden is under 40 percent approval and crime is a major issue for voters, O’Rourke now claims he wants to protect the Second Amendment and not take anyone’s guns away.
“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke began.
“I want to make sure that we protect our fellow Texans far better than we’re doing right now. And that we listen to law enforcement, which Greg Abbott refused to do. He turned his back on them when he signed that permitless carry bill that endangers the lives of law enforcement in a state that’s seen more cops and sheriff’s deputies gunned down than in any other,” O’Rourke concluded.
O’Rourke’s shift on guns is the latest sign that standard-issue Democrat proposals – like gun control – are unpopular in Red or Purple states.
Anyone running on gun control outside of deep Blue areas is likely to face defeat in November.