I don’t believe that Beto O’Rourke is in shouting distance of Sen Ted Cruz. I have precedent on my side. Remember when the news organizations were rejoicing because it looked like Wendy Davis would defeat Greg Abbott? Do you also remember that she lost by over 20%? And how many times has the media made the claim that Texas was turning blue? Yet, Republicans have a super majority in the legislature. But more importantly, O’Rourke’s platform is way off from the mainstream in Texas. He wants strict gun control, open borders and now he wants the police to be labeled white supremacists, including the black and Hispanic officers.
In yet another comment that probably won’t endear him to conservative and independent Texas voters, Democrat Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke called police the “new Jim Crow” in an appearance at a Texas school this week.
According to The Federalist, O’Rourke made the remarks at a Wednesday appearance at Prairie View A&M, a historically black college northwest of Houston.
In the Q&A session, O’Rourke said that racism in law enforcement began long ago when local businesses and authorities began colluding to put minorities on chain gangs.
“That injustice, to many more people here than I know firsthand, continues to persist today,” the candidate continued.
“That system of suspending somebody, solely based on the color of their skin, searching that person solely based on the color of their skin, stopping that person solely based on the color of their skin, shooting that person solely based on the color of their skin, throwing the book at that person and letting them rot behind bars solely based on the color of their skin, is why some have called this — I think it is an apt description — the new Jim Crow,”