Many Americans can recall Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke. In 2018, he ran an unsuccessful campaign to become a senator. Then, during the 2020 presidential election, O’Rourke launched yet another failed campaign before eventually dropping out of the race.
During the Democratic primary race, O’Rourke voiced his support for mandatory gun buybacks. The Texas Democrat also vowed to confiscate Americans’ AR-15s and AK-47s.
This past Monday, O’Rourke announced he is running to become Texas’ next governor.
A closer look at O’Rourke’s gubernatorial candidacy
In announcing his run for Texas governor, O’Rourke made very clear his views on guns haven’t changed. Were he to rise to power in Texas, he would undoubtedly seek to disarm people and force them to turn over their firearms to the government.
Wrong for America.
Wrong for Texas. pic.twitter.com/HzPJxtjKLE
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 15, 2021
Now, Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to be their governor since 1990. Republicans have maintained control of the Lone Star State for decades. That also comes on top of the current sentiment which is turning against Democrats. One need only look at the outcome of the Virginia gubernatorial election to recognize that.