Former Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke was recently interviewed by The Washington Post and gave extremely vague answers when asked about top policy issues.
O’Rourke was a popular choice for the Texas Senate seat, with Sen. Ted Cruz narrowly winning re-election during the 2018 midterms. During the interview, when O’Rourke was asked about a solution to illegal immigration and visa overstays, he replied: “I don’t know.”
He was also asked about pulling the military out of Syria, of which he admitted he was unsure.
“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.”
O’Rourke also expressed doubt that the Constitution is still relevant despite the document being the framework for the American government.
“I’m hesitant to answer it because I really feel like it deserves its due, and I don’t want to give you a — actually, just selfishly, I don’t want a sound bite of it reported, but, yeah, I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work?” O’Rourke said.
“Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships … and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?” he added.