Beto O’Rourke Echoes Justin Amash, Questions Legitimacy of Trump’s Presidency
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, whose support has been largely stolen by homosexual family man Pete Buttigieg, is trying to get back in the news by implying Donald Trump is an illegitimate President.
O’Rourke expressed his concerns about the authenticity of Trump’s presidency during an appearance on MSNBC Saturday because he fears that the Russians hacked the polls, or something.
“I don’t have complete confidence in part because of what you’ve just shared about Florida, in part because we know from other secretaries of state in other states in the union that their systems were breached. We don’t know if vote tallies were changed, but that alone should be cause for concern,” O’Rourke said.
There is no proof that Russian interference had anything to do with the electoral result in 2016, and Trump won the election by a decisive 77 electoral votes. These facts did not stop O’Rourke from spinning his baseless conspiracy theory.
“When you add to that one of the first phone calls this president made after the Mueller report was released was to Vladimir Putin to whom he described the Mueller report as a hoax, that is a green light, an open invitation, for Russia to continue to involve themselves in our elections. So I’m concerned about what happened in 2016,” he said.
The Mueller report ended up clearing President Trump of any Russian collusion, which would back up Trump’s assertion that it is a hoax, but that fact was omitted by O’Rourke in his diatribe. The former U.S. Congressman, who lost to Sen. Ted Cruz by a narrow margin in 2018, is desperate to win over support from the ‘Never Trump’ resistance that has ignored him thus far.
“If ever we needed Congress to stand up and protect all of us, it is now because the Chief Executive has failed to do that and, in fact, invites further harm going forward,” O’Rourke said.
O’Rourke’s is joined by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who also feels strongly about using the Mueller report to attack the President.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 20, 2019
Amash and O’Rourke are fellow travelers when it comes to the issue of impeaching Trump, working hand-in-hand to reverse the will of the people and halt his America First agenda.
“I think there’s enough evidence now for the House of Representatives to move forward with impeachment,” O’Rourke said earlier this month.
A portion of O’Rourke’s MSNBC interview can be seen here: