Last night’s democratic debate was full of twists and turns, half-truths and half-hearted pleas to the public, but one candidate looking to make a much-needed splash went off the deep end, annoying both American conservatives and his fellow democrats.
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign hasn’t been going so well. The El Paso native has twice, maybe even thrice, rebranded himself in order to maintain even his lowly polling numbers, and has quite obviously taken a more direct and verbose approach to politicking as of late.
During last night’s debate debacle, O’Rourke not only insisted that he was going to take your AR-15‘s from you, but he also made a completely false accusation regarding a recent mass shooting in Odessa, Texas.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) received praised from his rivals onstage at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, on Thursday evening. But he is being criticized by local West Texas CBS affiliate KOSA-7, which says that his claim that there were not enough ambulances available is “absolutely wrong.”
The news station laid it all out:
The claim that there weren’t enough ambulances is false, according to information given to CBS7 by the City of Odessa.
The Odessa Fire Department arrived at Freedom Buick GMC Truck on 42nd Street 7 minutes and 21 seconds after Leilah Hernandez and her brother Nathan were reported shot to 911, according to the city.
An ambulance arrived about a minute later.
We’re told that all 30+ ambulances in Odessa were scrambled two Saturdays ago after the shooting started. Plus the City of Midland sent many over to assist.
Beto will not only have to account for this factual fallacy, but also the onslaught of democratic criticism he has received after telling the nation that he very literally would like to go door to door and take “assault” rifles away from law-abiding citizens.
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