A former Republican leader in Texas says Beto O'Rourke is anything but moderate as he seeks to challenge President Trump in 2020.
The former Texas congressman has officially thrown his hat into the ring. But even The New York Times recognizes that the 48-year-old enters the 2020 campaign with few notable legislative accomplishments after three terms in the House.
He came on the national scene during his unsuccessful challenge to Republican Senator Ted Cruz in 2018, and even though he claims to be a moderate, he is staunchly pro-abortion, for open borders, and he is in favor of stricter gun controls.
"Robert Francis O'Rourke is the most liberal of liberals," comments Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. "He is not only pro-abortion, but when he talks about generational change, actually what he is talking about is a new generation that will embrace socialism ... Marxism, and communism that has failed everywhere that it has been tried around the globe."
Adams adds that O'Rourke lacks the experience to be president.
"The man has been given everything his entire life," she reports. "He doesn't have a real job; he never has. And being a congressman is really not much of a document to prove your acumen in business or even for being the president of the United States."
Adams says the idea that O'Rourke can flip Texas into the Democratic column is totally narcissistic on his part.