Robert Francis O’Rourke will never be president. Despite this fact, the failed U.S. Senate candidate continues his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president.
Another undeniable fact about the former Texas congressman is that he’ll take advantage of a tragedy to get some airtime. O’Rourke practically ran to any camera he found following the shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Odessa.
During his time on camera, he’ll say a few outrageous things, perhaps uttered a profanity here or there and hope he gains attention for a few days and that support in the polls reaches 2%.
Now, in an interview The Daily Beast, the presidential candidate is accusing Meghan McCain of “giving people permission to be violent.”
He told the outlet:
“I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful,” the former congressman told The Daily Beast prior to joining a Wednesday marathon climate town hall on CNN. “It becomes self-fulfilling; you have people on TV who are almost giving you permission to be violent and saying, ‘You know this is this is going to happen.’”
He went on to say:
“When someone says, “If you do this, then this will happen,” O’Rourke said, “almost as though that’s a natural response or maybe even something that should happen or deserves to happen. When I think the response should be, ‘We’re doing nothing now and we’re seeing people slaughtered in their schools, at work, at a Walmart, in a synagogue, in a church, at a concert. There is violence right now and it is horrifying and it is terrifying and it is terrorizing.’…. We should be worried about that kind of violence right now.”
That’s not at all what she said but hey, when has that ever stopped Beto?