During an interview this week on Texas radio station KLAQ, gun-grabbing former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said this week that he is considering running for governor of Texas in 2022.
“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” he stated, claiming that Texas had “suffered perhaps more than any other” state during the pandemic and accusing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of “complete indifference” to helping local leaders during that time.
“I want to make sure that we have someone in the highest office in our state to make sure that all of us are okay,” O’Rourke added. “Whether I’m a candidate for governor or I support someone who’s a candidate for governor, I want to make sure that we have excellence in leadership and that excellence goes to every single part of the state, including ours.”
In response to the idea of O’Rourke joining the race, Abbott’s political strategist, Dave Carney, said, “I certainly would love to run against him,” he noted, adding, “The guy couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.”