Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke knows he is running out of time, so he seems to be getting more and more outrageous to try to become more relevant in this race.
Last week, O’Rourke promised to prosecute Trump if he were elected, now he is accusing Trump of being a warmonger and trying to poke Iran into a war.
While appearing on “This Week” this past Sunday, O’Rourke tried to create a splash by threatening action against Trump if he were to be elected.
When asked if he thought Trump committed crimes, O’Rourke responded, “He did. I think that’s clear from what we have learned from the Mueller report.
“But I think those crimes might extend beyond what we have seen in the Mueller report; using public office for personal gain, for himself and for his family, the relationship that he has with Vladimir Putin, which has never been properly explained from the invitation as a candidate to have Russia involve itself in our election, his efforts to obstruct justice, the fact that he called Vladimir Putin after the Mueller report was released, called it a hoax, thereby giving him a green light to further participate in our democracy and our elections.
“If we don’t hold the president accountable, we’ll set the precedent that some people in this country, because of their position of power, are, in fact, above the law.
“And if we do that, we’ll lose this democracy forever.
“Regardless of the popularity of the idea or what the polling shows us, we must proceed with impeachment so we get the facts and the truth and, at end of the day, there’s justice for what was done to our democracy in 2016.”
Of course, after O’Rourke made the statement, it became the hot topic of the week and every other candidate in the race that was asked this question responded similarly because not a single candidate in the race is capable of taking a unique stand.
Trump the Warmonger
A new week, a new claim by O’Rourke.
With tensions rising with Iran, through no direct fault of the President, mind you, O’Rourke believes Trump is purposely aggravating the situation.
He stated, “What I believe is that this is an administration that is gunning for war in Iran.”
He further stated, “What I believe is that we can resolve our differences with that country, which are significant, peacefully, without invading yet another country in the Middle East.
“I want to make sure that we get to the bottom of the facts and find the evidence that the Secretary of State is talking about.”
For the record, Trump, while not backing down against Iran, has stated the last thing he wants is to get into another conflict in the Middle East.
Trump is trying to bring troops home, against the wishes of many in the Republican party.
Even Nancy Pelosi stated on Friday that Trump does not want this situation to escalate any further than it already has.
However, with Iran believed to be behind the attack on oil cargo ships, Trump may soon have no other choice than to take action against Iran.
O’Rourke is clearly scrambling for attention right now, as he is all but gone from this race.
The shine O’Rourke brought with him from his failed Senate race against Ted Cruz has worn off, not to mention the fact O’Rourke has been his own worst enemy during this campaign, already having gone through one forced reboot.
Statements such as these just prove O’Rourke is simply not ready and our guess is that after the first round of debates, he will be nothing more than a footnote in this presidential race.
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