Following this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Texas, Beto O’Rourke made an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union”, where he gave his opinion on those giving their condolences to the victims.
“It has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence,” the democratic presidential hopeful said in regards to “thoughts and prayers”.
He went on to make the claim that America has “300 mass shootings a year”, before getting edgy and dropping an f-bomb on live television.
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on the deadly mass shooting in West Texas: ““The rhetoric that we've used, the thoughts and prayers that you just referred to, it has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/wrvGu2RxXt
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 1, 2019
“If we don’t call it out for what it is, if we don’t speak clearly, and we’re not able to act decisively, then we will continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America.”
This is hardly the first time Beto has used this type of rhetoric. Sure, we could sit here and pick apart the whole topic of gun control, but I think most people reading this are on team “keep your hands off my guns.”
No, this is about how EDGY Beto is. He’s like a liberal arts major’s dream come to life. He tells Christians that “your thoughts and prayers don’t work.” Wow, how brave of him.
He drops f-bombs on live TV, and in his speeches, because he’s just so cool.
Here’s the thing, he might speak for a certain type of person, but it sure as hell isn’t your typical Texan.
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
The worst part is, these shootings have done nothing but help the guy remain relevant. He was polling at less than 3% a month ago, and now he’s… oh wait, nope, still irrelevant. So, why on earth is he getting interviewed on television?
He’s not a representative anymore. He has no official place in government. So, why have him on?