Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is sinking.
In fact, it never truly succeeded in launching…
So he’s decided to try something new. Again.
According to Daily Wire:
Presidential candidate former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) has effectively relaunched his struggling campaign to focus on pushing gun control in the wake of multiple mass shootings, including in his home town of El Paso, Texas. In response to another mass shooting in Texas over the weekend, this time in Odessa, O’Rourke has come up with a new slogan for his campaign that’s literally “f*cked up.”
“Not sure how many gunmen, not sure how many people have been shot, don’t know how many people have been killed, the conditions of those who have survived. Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them,” O’Rourke told a crowd in Fairfax Station, Virginia on Saturday, as The Daily Wire reported. “But we do know, this is f***ed up.”
He was so proud of this one, he posted it on his Twitter:
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
Then, on Sunday, he doubled down on his apparent new campaign slogan on CNN:
On Sunday, O’Rourke appeared on CNN to defend and double down on his new unofficial campaign slogan. He also blasted people of faith responding with their “thoughts and prayers” to gun violence and reiterated his call for the confiscation of Americans’ “weapons of war.”
“The rhetoric that we’ve used, the ‘thoughts and prayers’ that you just referred to, it has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence, to protect our kids, our families, our fellow Americans in public places,” O’Rourke told CNN’s Dana Bash Sunday. “So yes, this is f***ed up, and if we don’t call it out for what it is, if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, then we will continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America. I cannot accept that, and so we’re going to speak as defiantly and as strongly as we can, but we’re also going to take action – universal background checks, red flag laws, an end to the sales of weapons of war and buying those AK-47s and AR-15s back so that they cannot be used against our fellow Americans.”
To help him drive home his new “defiant and strong” gun control message, CNN did not bleep out the Democratic candidate.
Now for the kicker?
New in the store…
— Team Beto (@TeamBeto) September 1, 2019
LITERALLY profiting off a mass shooting, folks.
Now THAT is f***ed up.