Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke recently took to the campaign trail where he admitted he thought the United States was founded on white supremacist ideologies.
The Daily Caller reports O’Rourke’s comments came during a campaign stop in Nashville, Tennessee, where the former Texas congressman said the country still reflects its “legacy of slavery” in “every single institution.”
“This country was founded on white supremacy and every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression even in our democracy,” O’Rourke said.
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Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: “This country was founded on white supremacy and every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression even in our democracy” pic.twitter.com/84RqYqu6i0
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The Daily Caller reports:
O’Rourke has made racial justice and open immigration policies a pillar of his presidential campaign. The former lawmaker supports decriminalizing illegal immigration, tearing down existing border fencing, and amnesty for illegal immigrants currently living in the country. Additionally, O’Rourke has stated that its time for the U.S. to “take a hard look” at slavery reparations.
Once believed to be a front-runner for the Democratic presidential contest following a Senate campaign, O’Rourke’s team has hit lagging poll numbers.
A CNN poll released after the first round of Democratic presidential debates showed O’Rourke polling at 3%.
Here’s how some people responded to the claim: