January 15, 2019

“I Don’t Know”-Beto O’Rourke

Today, the Washington Post is out with a new piece profiling potential 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke’s foreign policy and national security plans. Beto was questioned as to what his solution would be for the current national security problems the U.S. IS facing along the southern border and in Syria. His answer: “I don’t know.”

Washington Post: “So what should be done to address visa overstays?”

“’I don’t know,’ O’Rourke said, pausing in a lengthy interview.”

“For all his current focus on the border, O’Rourke played a negligible role in shaping immigration policy during his six years in Congress, which ended this month. Even now, he rarely uses his expanding national platform to call for specific legislation or transformative changes in the immigration system.”

“When asked whether he agrees with Trump’s plan to quickly withdraw troops from Syria, O’Rourke said he would like to see “a debate, a discussion, a national conversation about why we’re there, why we fight, why we sacrifice the lives of American service members, why we’re willing to take the lives of others” in all the countries where the U.S. is involved.”

“’There may be a very good reason to do it. I don’t necessarily understand — and I’ve been a member of Congress for six years,’ O’Rourke said. ‘We haven’t had a meaningful discussion about these wars since 2003.’”

This sparked criticism from many in the press: