This is how much Beto O’Rourke cares about America…
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke canceled his campaign events in Iowa to take a trip to Mexico.
He is scheduled to meet with Chihuahua Governor Javier Corral Jurado and Ciudad Juárez Mayor Armando Cabada to discuss the relationship between the two countries.
O’Rourke said he was “not even thinking about politics,” as he continued to rally his community against Donald Trump.
“No part of me right now is thinking about politics; is thinking about any campaign or election,” he told reporters. “All of me is with and thinking about this community.”
Choking back tears, O’Rourke publicly announced he would suspend his campaign to return to El Paso.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2019
“I’m going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown,” he said.
After five days off the campaign trail, O’Rourke appears to have little interest in returning to early primary states like Iowa.
He has enjoyed an unusual rise in media coverage as he repeatedly blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting.
“Jesus Christ, of course he’s racist,” O’Rourke said about Trump during one of his many television appearances from El Paso. “He’s been racist from day one … He’s trafficked in this stuff from the very beginning, and we are reaping right now what he has sown and what his supporters in Congress have sown.” O’Rourke also joined a “counter-rally” as Trump visited some of the wounded victims in El Paso and members of law enforcement.
“As bad as this may sound, could this moment be a chance for Beto to gain some momentum?” wondered MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle after one of O’Rourke’s interviews.
The 2020 candidate’s continued media spotlight earned derision from Trump who suggested he “be quiet” in respect of the shooting victims.
Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019