Beto O’Rourke asserted during his opening declaration at the Democratic discussion on Thursday that President Trump was accountable for last month’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
According to Beto, the horrific assault, which killed 22 individuals and wounded 24 others, demonstrates “just how hazardous Donald Trump is.” “Two things became crystal evident to me on August 3rd, in El Paso, Texas, and I believe it gave this nation a turning point,” Beto started.
“The first is just how hazardous Donald Trump is–his presidency’s expense and effect,” continued O’Rourke.
“A racism and violence that had long been part of America was openly welcomed and directed to my hometown of El Paso, Texas, where twenty-two people were killed, tens more grievously wounded by a man carrying a weapon that should never have been able to buy in the first place–inspired by our president to kill.” “The second is how insufficient our politics is to meet the threat we face. “The bitterness, the meekness of the time, the incentives to attack each other and attempt to create differences without distinctions, mountains from the mole hills.” “We have to be larger. We need to see obviously, we need to talk honestly and we need to take decisive action. That’s what I’d like to do for you as United States president. Thank you. “Reports from Washingtonexaminer.com: racism, hatred, and all the other poor things that apparently never existed before Trump were to blame for the killing, O’Rourke said at the case in his opener. Maybe at that time ABC should have tossed up one of those sweet fact-checking TV news that has become so fond of. It might have said something like: “O’ROURKE: TRUMP TO BLAME FOR EL PASO (THERE’S NO PROOF HE WAS).” Apparently, last month’s shooter was concerned with “unchecked companies” involved in a U.S. government “taking over,” job automation, and an internet conspiracy theory about a deliberate effort to replace immigrants from native-born white Americans.
The domestic press, as well as Democrats like O’Rourke, basically overlooked those first two prongs.
In what was supposed to be his “manifesto,” the shooter also wrote that immigration and his other obsessions “predate Trump and his presidential campaign.” He said explicitly that he blamed mass immigration on both Republicans and Democrats.
O’Rourke doesn’t care. In this race, he’s drowning, and he wants to grab something, even if it’s a cruel lie.