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Beto O’Rourke: El Paso Shooter Was ‘Inspired To Kill By Our President’

Mary Margaret Olohan on September 12, 2019

2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Thursday at the Democratic debate that the El Paso shooter “was inspired to kill by our president.”

The presidential candidate said in his opening remarks at the debate hosted by ABC News that the El Paso shooting caused two things to become “crystal clear” to him and “produced a turning point for this country.”

The first is just how dangerous Donald Trump is,” O’Rourke said. “The cost and the consequence of his presidency.” (RELATED: 20 People Dead After El Paso Shooting, Governor Says)

A racism and violence that had long been apart of America was welcomed out into the open and directed to my hometown of El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed, dozens more injured by a man carrying a weapon he should never have been able to buy in the first place, inspired to kill by our president,” O’Rourke said.

But the El Paso shooter specifically said that he was not inspired by Trump.

“My ideology has not changed for several years,” 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius wrote in his manifesto. “My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack.”

Presidential candidate Julian Castro also said during the debate that the shooter was inspired by Trump, saying Thursday, “I want to commend Beto for how well he has spoken to the passion and the frustration and the sadness after what happened in his hometown of El Paso. He’s done a great job with that. Look, a few weeks ago, a shooter drove 10 hours inspired by this president to kill people who look like me and people who look like my family. White supremacy is a growing threat to this country, and we have to root it out.”

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  • Simple, under the demo anti-gun push it is Illegal for any American to have a gun, under the same demo anti-gun push they never state on damn thing about any ILLEGAL or TERRORIST to turn in their.

    Under the democrats they are legal to keep their.

  • Using that logic then the Dayton, Ohio shooting is Elizabeth Warrens fault. How stupid are liberals who claim its the guns fault except when they feel they can pin it on Trump. Let's pin it where it belongs, on crazy homicidal maniacs who will always find a way to kill.

  • Bozo o'rourke has a new gig coming up. I hear he is the new star attraction at Ringling Bros. Circus. His act has been billed as being the biggest bonehead in the country. Congrats bozo.

  • Stupid people make stupid comments. Stupid people eat them up. Is this the type of person we need to serve a country of smart people?

  • Cuckoo birds and dhimmi hyenas of the democrat socialist party inspire a wide spectrum of violence - though usually by "antifa" and "act-up" queer/transgender freaks.

  • The shooter said it was NOT because of the President, but Beto and Julian know what he was thinking better than HE was. I guess mind reading should be part of being President. And when you tell the AMERICAN people anything, would you mind very much saying it in ENGLISH? This may be a surprise to you both, but the majority of people in this country speak English, not Spanish. If I had wanted to hear people speaking Spanish, I would not have been listening to the debates on NBC. You are both not trying to get my vote. You don't care whether I understand what you say or not. Therefore, I will not vote for any candidate who gives his speech in any language other than English. I am an American.

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