Skip to comments.Beto O'Rourke Says Ted Cruz and Donald Trump "Want You to Be Afraid of Mexicans
Posted on 04/04/2018 12:48:29 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, lit into U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and President Donald Trump during an interview in Waco on Tuesday, suggesting the two Republicans were inciting fear in Texas voters.
"Let me tell you what the president and our junior senator are doing right now," he said at an event hosted by The Texas Tribune. O'Rourke was being interviewed by the Tribune's CEO, Evan Smith. "They want you to be afraid of Mexicans. When they call them rapists and criminals, and say only a wall will keep them out."
O'Rourke is challenging Cruz in the November election. During the interview, he often referred to Cruz as "our junior senator," rather than by name. And he criticized Cruz and Trump on their positions regarding LGBT people.
"And that ... is bullshit, and we've got to be bigger and stronger and more courageous than that," he added. "And I know that we are. I know that we are."
Cruz responded on Twitter later Tuesday: "Liberal Dems like Hillary and @BetoORourke say anyone who wants to secure the border and end sanctuary cities must be a bigot and 'hate Mexicans.' Thats a nasty insult directed at millions of Texans who welcome legal immigrants (like my Dad), but also respect rule of law."
The remarks come the same day O'Rourke's campaign said it raised $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2018. He said 70 percent of that money was raised within the state. Cruz has yet to release his fundraising haul for the same time period.
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You shouldn’t fear Mexicans, but you should definitely fear Mexican culture—look what it did to Mexico.
Mexicans (and Guatemalans, El Salvadorans, etc) have shown US that they do not respect US or our laws or our borders.
Beto, siding with the invading foreigners is not the way to get elected.
It’s hard to argue that U. S. Citizens shouldn’t be leery of Mexican nationals. We can’t travel in Mexico in safety. Mexican nationals in the U. S. have made it unsafe here to an extent.
As for U. S. Citizens of Mexican ancestry, for the most part there is no need to be leery of them. Some, yes...
Interesting. An Irishman (Orourke) wants us to believe that a man of Spanish/Hispanic heritage (Cruz) wants us to fear Mexicans?
I prefer to wait until the final release of software.
At this point I’m terrified of the Democrat Party!
O’Rourke sounds pretty racist to me.
Deport both candidates and sort it out later.
Hes my congressman Im ashamed to say, living here in the living here in the Peoples Republic of El Paso. Hes a dolt.
Just don’t like mexican way of life and the mexicans that want to force their way in and on america. Mexico is even more corrupt than the united states. Mexican’s, stay and make your country great for once.
If you put the population of Juarez in my hometown, how will my hometown not become Juarez? Magic dirt? The Constitution?
Okay, time to dig out the picture of Lyn’ Ted handing out teddy bears to illegal aliens crossing the border.
I agree! Great idea. Lyn' Ted has two choices, Canada or Cuba.
I saw his photo on Wikipedia. He looks like one smarmy, arrogant, entitled, and condescending S.O.B.
—I want them to be afraid of us-—
Cheap emotional appeals—That’s all they have.
Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, wants you to ignore the very real carnage of MS-13 across America.
We have more to fear from Democrats than Mexicans.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso... is challenging Cruz in the November election. During the interview, he often referred to Cruz as "our junior senator," rather than by name. And he criticized Cruz and Trump on their positions regarding LGBT people. "And that ... is bullshit, and we've got to be bigger and stronger and more courageous than that," he added. "And I know that we are. I know that we are."