Failed TX candidate Beto O’Rourke visits NM to promote book

Former El Paso-area U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a failed candidate for Texas governor and U.S. Senate, visited Las Cruces on Friday to promote his new book and complain about “democracy” not working.

During the event, O’Rourke discussed the themes of his book, “We’ve Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible.” The book explores what he claims to be the link between voting rights and the broader spectrum of societal improvements.

“I wrote this book to understand why our democracy and the right to vote is under such serious attack and what we can do to prevail in what I believe to be the fight of our lives,” O’Rourke said.

He added, “In the research and writing, I discovered truly inspiring stories of people who’ve been in this fight before, people like Lawrence Nixon, a Black doctor who lived in El Paso and spent 20 years of his life fighting and ultimately defeating the ‘white primary’ in Texas and laying the groundwork for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Not only can we overcome the challenges in front of us, we’ve overcome them before against much greater odds.”

The public gathering took place at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, situated at the intersection of University Avenue and Espina Street. 

O’Rourke has been a fervent opponent of gun rights and supporter of extreme abortion up-to-birth, among other radical policies. 


21 thoughts on “Failed TX candidate Beto O’Rourke visits NM to promote book”

  1. If Beto were really interested in voting rights, he would be promoting voter ID and other election integrity initiatives. But we know the left only wants control and is willing to cheat to accomplish it. Go home, Beto, we don’t need any more radical leftists tainting our elections here in New Mexico.

    1. Please don’t be so mean-spirited. Don’t you think he would make a fitting follow-up to MLG? I’ll take up a collection here in El Paso and we will pay New Mexico to take him.

  2. You mean, Robert O’Rourke, the failed Texas politician who’s
    fraudulently portraying Hispanics and Latinos…

  3. I don’t notice any “rules for posting” on this site. A number of times I have written a post and it simply will not appear. Am I missing something?

  4. Total Loser. How that gun grab bs working out for Beto? Please go away. I’m sure book sales are going to be abysmal, as is your career.

  5. You neglected to mention his failed campaign to be the nation’s president. In retrospect, I have to ask myself if he could have been worse than Bob Peters. I have lived my entire life in El Paso and I can say that Bobby O’Rourke is among the most embarrassing things this unique city has ever produced. He is a child of privilege and was able to skate on a couple of serious offences that most of us would have done prison time for. If I didn’t love New Mexico so much I’d try to get him to move there, but you folks already have plenty of problems.

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