Beto ORourke Considering Texas Gubernatorial Run in 2022
By Ben Cope - January 29, 2021
Former Rep. Beto ORourke (D-TX) said this week that he is considering running for governor of Texas in 2022.
You know what, its something Im going to think about, he commented during an interview this week on Texas radio station KLAQ, Fox 26 reported Friday.
ORourke said Texas had suffered perhaps more than any other during the pandemic and also accused Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) of complete indifference to helping local leaders during that time.
I want to make sure that we have someone in the highest office in our state to make sure that all of us are okay, the 48-year-old said.
Whether Im a candidate for governor or I support someone whos a candidate for governor, I want to make sure that we have excellence in leadership and that excellence goes to every single part of the state, including ours, he continued.
Despite the criticism, Abbott announced last week that Texas had administered over 100,000 vaccines in one day for the first time.
Vaccine volumes are expected to continue to increase. Our providers are not only working faster, they are also covering more regions in the state, he wrote on Twitter:
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As Breitbart News reported:
The news follows last weeks announcement from the governor and Health Department, which celebrated a major milestone: the Lone Star State became the first state to vaccinate one million people. The state hit the marker exactly one month to the day after the first doses arrived at vaccine providers in the state on December 14, Abbotts office said in a press release containing his statement on the achievement.
The announcement added that Texas chose to prioritize residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, frontline healthcare workers, seniors, and those with chronic medical conditions.
In response to the idea of ORourke joining the race, Abbotts political strategist, Dave Carney, said, I certainly would love to run against him, he noted, adding, The guy couldnt get elected dog catcher.
Greg Abbot running against Beto "Yeah, we're going to take your AR-15s and AK- 47s" O'Rourke? He doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell in a pro-gun state like Texas.