Last week, eight Democrats running for President spoke at She the People, a forum for Texas women of color held at Texas Southern University in Houston. When asked about why, as a white male, should women of color vote for him, Beto O’Rourke seemed stunned, fidgeted and there was an extremely long pause before he launched into a rambling answer.
The ladies asking the questions laughed and said “we’ll wait” as he tried to answer them.
Beto, the first white man on the stage, takes a LONG pause when asked why women of color should vote for him. He says it's not something he expects but something he hopes to earn by showing up and listening to people.
— Addy Baird (@addysue) April 24, 2019
Watch his awkward pause below.