As the 2020 elections begins to draw its shadow on the national horizon, a few names have been on the tip of America’s tongue.
Joe Biden. Hillary Clinton. Even Angelina Jolie. But one name above them all is capturing the millennial mood, and that name is Beto O’Rourke.
The Texan challenger to Ted Cruz fell short in the 2018 midterm elections, but that hasn’t quelled his thirst for elected office. Instead of regrouping for another Senate run, Beto seems far more interested in moving up the food chain, and in a hurry. His name is on nearly every “short list” out there in the democratic ether, despite the fact that he is prone to statements such as this:
Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) believes the country must focus on the well-being of illegal immigrant migrant children “above any other concern.”
“We are very saddened to learn of the death of another child in U.S. custody,” he tweeted on Tuesday after a second migrant child died after crossing the border. “We must focus on the wellbeing of these children above any other concern.”
The line “above any other concern” is unsurprisingly raising eyebrows around the country as it runs counter to the Trumpian idea of “America First”.
Beto, who is reportedly eyeing a run for President in 2020, will undoubtedly align himself with the mainstream democratic party and their stance on border security. (Or lack thereof, according to many).