Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that his campaign is not going to be about Biden or Trump.
O’Rourke made an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” where Dana Bash asked if he would invite Biden to campaign for him.
“This campaign in Texas is not going to be about Joe Biden. It’s not going to be about Donald Trump. It’s not going to be about anyone from outside of our state,” O’Rourke said.
This is going to be about the people of Texas and what the people of Texas want. And I have told you, they want the big things, like jobs, great schools, and making sure everyone can see a doctor. But they also want to see some competence in their government.
Bash also asked questions about Biden’s immigration policies, to which O’Rourke responded “I don’t think we have seen enough urgency when it comes to rewriting our immigration laws to match the needs and the reality that we see, especially in our border communities”.
While running for president in 2019, O’Rourke made a statement saying “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47”. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore”.
Bash asked O’Rourke if he stands by his previous vow to take away certain types of guns. “Look, we are a state that has a long, proud tradition of responsible gun ownership. And most of us here in Texas do not want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors shot up with these weapons of war. So, yes, I still hold this view,” he answered.
O’Rourke announced his campaign for governor last week. He was previously unsuccessful running for the Senate in 2018.