Robert Francis O’Rourke’s presidential campaign has gotten off to a less-than-rousing start. But when you don’t really believe in anything except continuing to fail upwards, it’s easy to change your mind overnight.
Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke changed his position on whether gun licensing is a good idea overnight.
The former Texas congressman told reporters at a Salem, N.H., campaign stop Thursday night that he thought Democratic rival Sen. Cory Booker’s plan to create a federal gun licensing program “might be too far.” The next morning, he told Manchester, N.H., television station WMUR in an interview that “we should explore that idea.”
O’Rourke explained his overnight change in position on gun licensing to reporters at a campaign stop in New London, N.H.
“As I’ve thought about it, I really think we should be looking at everything,” O’Rourke said. “If it is not politically feasible today, that should not disqualify it from consideration. And so you ask between last night and today — just some time, some reflection, and a desire to better understand his proposal and to see how we can work together to save the lives of the people we care about in this country.”
– Emily Larsen in Overnight conversion: Beto O’Rourke changes view on gun licensing after sleeping on it
After saying @CoryBooker‘s proposal for federal gun licensing “may be too far” @BetoORourke tells @WMUR9 on CloseUp: “I think he is to be commended for doing this. I think we should explore that idea.” #FITN #nhpolitics #WMUR pic.twitter.com/VCrsJmxR9f
— Adam Sexton (@AdamSextonWMUR) May 10, 2019