Robert Francis O’Rourke hasn’t gotten a lot of love for his confrontational, “Hell yes we’re going to take away your AR-15” approach to gun control. He’s even taken flak even from some in his own party who see all that loose confiscation talk as counter-productive to
deceiving the electorate persuading voters that they really don’t want to take their guns.
Beto, though, has nothing to lose. When your failing campaign is hopelessly mired in the 1-3% support range, you have to do what you have to do in order to stay relevant and keep from sinking to the levels of obscurity inhabited by the likes of Michael Bennet and John Delaney.
But Beto is probably buoyed with the knowledge that none other than Congresswoman Zoolander herself, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a big supporter of his stance on gun-grabbing. She issued the following tweet . . .
Small-dollar grassroots campaigns, aka what Buttegieg insults here as “pocket change,” out-fundraise him by millions.
Our nation’s leaders should be working to end the era of big money politics, not protect it.
& Beto’s gun policy isn’t “picking a fight,” it’s taking a stand. https://t.co/a6k7rgXHiD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 14, 2019
With friend like that, how can he fail?
— The Hill (@thehill) October 15, 2019