Robert “Beto” O’Rourke claimed on Thursday that there is no crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and that there was no need for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
While speaking with voters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, O’Rourke was discussing his 2020 presidential campaign and the policies he supports.
About midway through, O’Rourke practically begged people not to support the border wall because he claims it is the answer to “a problem we do not have.”
Below is O’Rourke’s full comments:
I’m here to tell you a profoundly positive story from the U.S.-Mexico border. We do not need any walls – $30 billion, 2,000 miles long, 30 feet high, that will not be built on the international boundary line, which is the center line of the Rio Grande river. That wall will be built well into the interior of someone’s ranch, someone else’s farm, someone else’s home. You and I will be forced to take their property to solve a problem we do not have.
400,000 apprehensions on our southern border last year. In the second year of the George W. Bush administration, it was 1.6 million apprehensions. And those 400,000 – so many of them are kids. Too many of them arrived here alone. Some, if they are lucky, came here with their parents.
And now ask yourself – what in the world would compel you to turn your 6-year-old daughter over to a smuggler for a 2,000 mile journey? What would force you to grab your kids and walk those 2,000 miles or spend so much of it atop a train … you only do that when you have no choice, when your government can no longer protect your kids, where you know death is imminent…
We do not need walls. We need to honor our asylum laws, our international obligations. We need to rewrite our immigration laws in our own image.
O’Rourke announced last Thursday that he’s running for president in 2020, and he’s already had to issue three apologies.
During an interview on the “Political Party Live” podcast in Iowa, he apologized for joking about his wife, previously writing a murder fantasy piece where children are run over with a vehicle, and for his “white privilege.”
O’Rourke was asked about a joke he has told several times about his wife, Amy, and their kids.
O’Rourke came under serious fire last week for the joke, where he said that Amy has raised their three kids “sometimes with my help.”
In response to the leftist mob, O’Rourke is now apologizing for being insensitive to the “challenges faced by single parents” who raise children alone.
After apologizing for what many viewed as a harmless joke, O’Rourke had to issue a second apology over the weekend after it was revealed that he once wrote a murder mystery piece where the narrator runs over children in the street with a car.
In the 1980s, O’Rourke wrote a disturbing fantasy piece about accelerating a car into a group of children and hearing them scream.
“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles…. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams,” O’Rourke wrote in one of the files when he was just 15-years-old.
Here the most chilling paragraph:
“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”
This has been a tough week for Beto.