Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden seemed to tap failed presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke to run his gun control agenda.
“I want to make something clear. I’m going to guarantee this is not the last you’ve seen of this guy. You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me, you’re going to be the one who leads this effort,” Biden said after O’Rourke endorsed him.
O’Rourke is famous for saying “hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15” in a debate.
From PJ Media:
No fewer than three former 2020 Democrats rallied around former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday: former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Beto dropped out of the presidential race after becoming ever more radical and foul-mouthed, to no avail. Among other things, he promised to uproot Americans from their homes and to strip the tax-exempt status of churches that disagree with him on same-sex marriage. Yet his most notorious statement came last September, when he said, “Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15.”
If Joe Biden really were the moderate candidate the Democrat establishment and legacy media bill him as, you might expect him to minimize Beto’s radical past. Perhaps he’d accept the endorsement, say some kind words about anything other than Beto’s claim that he was “born” to run for president, and rush the radical off the stage.
But if you’re expecting that, you don’t really know Joe Biden. When it comes to digging himself out of holes, he seems to have a compunction to just dig deeper and deeper.
Right after Beto introduced Biden at the rally on Monday, the former VP effectively endorsed O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan in all of its divisive glory.
The Trump campaign has already seized on Biden’s embrace of O’Rourke.
Beto O’Rourke championed eliminating your #2A rights, confiscating your guns, & punishing law-abiding Americans
Joe Biden just promised to put Beto in charge of “the gun problem” to “lead this effort”
Joe wants to take away Americans’ guns just as badly as Beto!
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
One of the consequences of facing off against a literal communist like Bernie Sanders is that Biden is going to be forced to the left on issue after issue. What may appeal in a Democratic primary certainly will not appeal in a general election.
While everyone who isn’t a socialist should root for Biden in the Democratic primary, that does not make Biden a moderate. He’s very much a leftist.