As Twitchy told you last night, Beto O’Rourke attempted to spin his paltry charitable giving as a win for him, explaining that he doesn’t report all of his giving to the IRS and oh yeah — running for office is a charitable contribution in and of itself.
Beto O'Rourke, tonight, when asked by a student why her sister donates more to charity than him ($1,166 in 2017) despite earning substantially less than his family: pic.twitter.com/nD2a0YxETE
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 17, 2019
Well, now that he’s had some time to sleep on it, he’s apparently decided that yesterday’s excuse isn’t gonna cut it. So he’s gonna see what else he can dig up:
Beto O’Rourke said his campaign is working to find evidence of “thousands of dollars” in charitable donations not reflected in his tax returns https://t.co/5UEI9EF64R
— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2019
The only thing he’s digging up, it would seem, is dirt to make his grave a little bigger.
More from Politico:
Speaking to reporters in Virginia on Wednesday, O’Rourke defended his relatively meager giving rate by saying he “didn’t expect to release his taxes because I never thought I’d be running for president.”
“We are trying to go back to some of these organizations to see if they can share with us, over the last 10 years, how much we have donated,” he said, adding that his family has also “donated time on the boards of nonprofits and, certainly, in public service and in public life.”
He’ll have to get back to you guys. Just as soon as he can remember where he donated all that money and time.
Shouldn't he be able to list them himself? ? https://t.co/GOehDJCAIi
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) April 17, 2019
There are probably too many to list. He’s just so damn generous, you know.
Did he check with his father in law? https://t.co/lttusROmPX
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 17, 2019
Sure, Jan. https://t.co/dPh84UFGYo
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 17, 2019
And OJ is looking for the real killer
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) April 17, 2019
He’s going to drive across the country to find where it went.
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) April 17, 2019
Good luck, bud. https://t.co/zyPaGyXmB4
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) April 17, 2019
Maybe we should start a GoFundMe to aid him in his efforts.
Robert Francis O'Rourke can't even manage releasing his tax returns without frakking it up.
We should definitely consider him a serious contender for the Presidency. https://t.co/JlH2DKKVqu
— Dodd, Not Eric Swalwell (@Amuk3) April 17, 2019