On Monday night, when both President Trump and Beto O’Rourke were holding dueling rallies in El Paso, Texas, Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted a question for O’Rourke to answer at his rally:
.@BetoORourke should answer a simple question tonight with respect to the border debate:
If you could snap your fingers and make El Paso’s border wall disappear, would you?
Because this DHS graph shows that when the wall was built, illegal crossings dropped significantly. pic.twitter.com/JgquXfw2Ee
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 11, 2019
Beto O’Rourke was a guest on Chris Hayes’ program Thursday night, and Hayes asked Crenshaw’s question: would O’Rourke snap his fingers and make the El Paso border wall disappear?
Yes, he would.
Beto O'Rourke when asked, since Rep. @DanCrenshawTX asked on Twitter, if he would tear down the walls that are already in place: Yes and I think a referendum to do so would pass. pic.twitter.com/ENZuYvdqEa
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 15, 2019
Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he wants to knock down the existing border barriers on the southern border
MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "If you could, would you take the wall down now? Knock it down?"
O'Rourke: "Yes, absolutely. I would take the wall down." pic.twitter.com/0jYSc1kKh8
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 15, 2019
Beto: "Yes, absolutely. I'd take the wall down"
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) February 15, 2019
Please campaign on that. PLEASE.
— Steve Tefft (@stevetefft) February 15, 2019
A few months later, at the Democrat Presidential Candidate debates
"What I meant by 'I'd take the wall down' is …."
— Chris Bieszad (@ChrisBieszad) February 15, 2019
And just like that he moved the Overton window for every candidate with “No one is saying Democrats want open borders.” https://t.co/diZ4zrO6IM
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 15, 2019
— j t lucky (@jtlucky1) February 15, 2019
Yep democrats aren’t for open borders folks
— Terri Lynn (@TerriLy75642135) February 15, 2019
It is a good question. If the wall is a moral issue (and obviously this is not a cost issue), then the existing wall should be put on the table the same way as any new wall.
— Brownian Motion (@cobrownell) February 15, 2019
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) February 15, 2019
That’s not a serious person running for office.
— Carl Malone (@TheMailMan421) February 15, 2019
We’re still not sure if O’Rourke is running for president in 2020 — he’s kind of being all emo about it.
Presidential: Beto O’Rourke tells Oprah how his road trip helped get him out of the sunken place https://t.co/1tSvhhik1g
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 5, 2019