Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is reportedly considering running for governor of Texas in 2022.
The Associated Press published a story based on the comments of a top O’Rourke aide who said he was "weighing yet another campaign – this time for the governor."
The AP calls the Democrat the "Texas breakout star" – despite losing his Senate race to Ted Cruz – and adds that the aide has no timeline for an actual decision, only that he "is in." Think more about running now. "
They add that O'Rourke "has not taken any formal steps towards a campaign like calling donors or recruiting staff."
Could Beto be back? O’Rourke considers offer for the governor of Texas https://t.co/MpVuTcNv4w
– KSAT 12 (@ksatnews), May 24, 2021
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Beto O’Rourke could run for governor of Texas in 2022
Beto O’Rourke, running for governor of Texas against Greg Abbott, will battle two diametrically opposed positions on the second amendment in 2022.
During a presidential debate in September, O'Rourke announced that "Hell, yeah, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
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He would later threaten gun owners with confiscation.
"If someone doesn't turn an AR-15 or an AK-47, one of those weapons of war, or bring them out in public and wave them to intimidate them … then that weapon will be taken away from them," Beto warned.
"If they persist, law enforcement will have other consequences."
WATCH: Democrat Beto O’Rourke is threatening to use force to confiscate your weapons from door to door pic.twitter.com/KCfqghnWFU
– Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 17, 2019
President Biden was so in love with these extreme views that he promised O'Rourke that he would play a leading role in his efforts to reform gun legislation in America.
In contrast, Abbott has vowed to turn Texas into a haven for the Second Amendment.
"Politicians from the federal to the local level have been shouting," Hell yeah, the government is coming to get your guns, "Abbott said, in a direct response to O'Rourke." We won't let that happen in Texas. "
This is an example of why I want to make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State ->
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's Guns Act would create a national gun register and require a license.
We need to put up a complete barrier against such gun regulations. https://t.co/gKtGnISqzf
– Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 6, 2021
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"Star" or Loser?
While the AP calls Beto O'Rourke a "star" in its report on the candidacy for governor of Texas in 2022, the reality is that the Democrat has suffered repeated political losses recently.
He lost the offer to remove Ted Cruz from his Senate post in 2018 by more than 210,000 votes, despite beating the Republican candidate by over $ 80 million to over $ 45 million.
O’Rourke would later, as the AP describes it, "fall back to earth in a short-lived presidential run" in 2020.
He then formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to help empower the Texas Democrats ahead of the 2020 election. A company that the Texas Tribune reports was "another disappointment" for the party.
READ: Texas Republicans Sweep Ballot Again, Shatter Democratic Hopes – The Texas Tribune https://t.co/tain0jnsrw
– Kevin Whited (@PubliusTX) November 4, 2020
Like his Democratic colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, O’Rourke has a penchant for exaggerations that never really spread.
In early March, when Governor Abbott lifted the mask mandate in Texas, Beto claimed the GOP was a "death cult" and said Republicans "literally want to sacrifice lives".
"You literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans because I don't know for political gain?" O'Rourke claimed with no evidence.
In reality, a place Democrats seldom venture into, COVID deaths and hospital stays declined steadily and dramatically after Abbott lifted the mask mandate.
Something that, if this nation had a medium that wasn't crammed with professional spin doctors for the Democratic Party, would create stories of how wrong O'Rourke was and how right Abbott is.
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