Beto O’Rourke Attempts to Deflect Trump Impeachment Question, Later Admits He Supports Impeachment

Washington Free Beacon | 10/18/2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke on Thursday attempted to deflect a question about whether his objective as a senator would be impeaching President Donald Trump, but after being pressed by the moderator he admitted that he still supports the president being impeached.

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O'Rourke currently represents the state's 16th Congressional District in Congress and appeared at a CNN town hall moderated by Dana Bash in McAllen, Texas, as he continues his campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). One of the first questions of the town hall revolved around what O'Rourke would say to Republicans and independents who believe that his main objective is impeaching Trump.

O'Rourke completely dodged the impeachment part of the question and talked about his vision of bringing Texans together regardless of their of political affiliations. He said that he could take voters "for granted," but he said he doesn't want to do that because he wants to incorporate everyone's story into his campaign. After he finished his response, Bash pressed him on the impeachment part of the question, noting that he said in July that he would vote to impeach Trump as a member of the House of Representatives.

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"Have you changed your mind?" Bash asked.

"I haven't. Let me put it this way. There may be an open question as to whether the president, then the candidate, sought to collude with the Russian government in 2016," O'Rourke told the...
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