Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
In what appears to be his lunge for obscurity, Beto does it again.
On Saturday, the 2020 hopeful — whose campaign’ll do well to make it ’til my fettuccini alfredo finishes heating in the microwave — made a startling claim: in America, murder is permissible — so long as the victim isn’t cisgender and is definitely not white.
Beto made the claim in Iowa, where — as noted by The Daily Caller — he insisted he’s not too far Left.
O’Rourke was talking about fear. And for some reason, it appears, he believes those who’ll break the law against mass murder would never dare bend a rule on gun purchases:
“I would be afraid if I were a schoolteacher in a kindergarten classroom, and those kids for whom I had already sacrificed so much were up against a gunman with an AR-15 because we didn’t have the courage to stop them while we still had time.”
See? Easy peasy — make a law about guns, and presto: murderers can’t do nothin’.
He’s also under the impression that immigrants get deported, and just ’cause:
“I would be afraid if I were the son of an immigrant who went to work early this morning and never came back, detained and deported back to a country he had not seen for 20 years.”
He seems to have gotten the word “immigrant” confused with someone who comes into the country by means other than immigration.
But perhaps his scariest statement was about legal murder.
Additionally, he evidently subscribes to the racial breakdown of the segregated 1940’s: There are only two races — white and non-white.
Hit it, George Wallace:
“I would be afraid if I was a trans woman of color, who could be killed with complete impunity in this country right now with no one to follow up or investigate.”
Bold claim. What if an AR-15 was involved?
He didn’t say, but Beto seems to be turning the end of a campaign into performance art. I admire his dedication to saying things that are in no way accurate and make absolutely no sense (see so much more here).
Hence, we may find that — before the next debate-O — the election gets de-Beto’d.
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