Former Texas rep. Beto O’Rourke became known to everyone after he lost the seat to just three points to Texas republican, Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. The democrat was battling for the presidential nomination this year as well.
Unfortunately, his campaign stalled when a mass shooting occurred in El Paso in August, and with his proposal for mandatory buyback of assault weapons, he helped push the gun control debate to the left. This caused him extreme financial burdens, and so he dropped out of the primary.
On Monday night, the former Texas rep. endorsed Joe Biden. He also joined candidates Pete Buttigieg, and Sen.
The man in the White House today poses an existential threat to this country, to our democracy, to free and fair elections. And we need somebody who can beat him. And in Joe Biden, we have someone who is the antithesis of Donald Trump.”
And he also said that Biden is someone who “brings us together and heal us”, is “decent, kind, caring, empathetic”. And he also described Biden as the person that could domestically and internationally reestablish the “moral authority” of the U.S.
O’Rourke made his remarks the same night Biden got endorsements from three other former Democratic opponents: Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). The three had shown their support for him when they visited Dallas after withdrawing themselves from the race.
After Biden won in a South Carolina Primary, the three decided to make their exits. The win has boosted his campaign and also helped jolt fundraising among some of the democratic parties that are viable threats to Sanders’s candidacy.
Recent polls have shown that in some of the most important Super Tuesday States, Sanders has a large advantage over Biden. These include both California and Texas. After winning in Nevada and New Hampshire, Sanders has set himself in the lead in the Democratic Presidential Nominations.
He has also had a Virtual tie with Buttigieg in Iowa. Beto O’Rourke, along with Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) continue to endorse Biden in the hope that he will win the battle and bring better days.