A former Navy SEAL turned representative blasted Beto O’Rourke — who was defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm elections — for questioning if the Constitution still works in a recent interview.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is taking on his fellow Texan for the interview he did with The Washington Post.
Following O’Rourke’s outrage with President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, he was asked by the Post what he thinks should be done with visa overstay — to which he answered, “I don’t know,” as IJR Red reported.
O’Rourke previously posted a video listing off negative consequences of the wall, calling it a “symbol of division.”
Watch the video below:
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) 28 December 2018
O’Rourke, who is a possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender, continued with his vague answers during the Post interview.
“I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work?” O’Rourke told the Post, doubting the Constitution. “Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships … and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?”
“Anybody who questions the validity of the Constitution — whether it works in the modern era — should never be president,” Crenshaw told the Washington Examiner.
Additionally, Crenshaw took aim at O’Rourke for using Instagram live to share his dentist appointment and discuss life at the southern border of Texas.
“If you get your teeth cleaned on Instagram live, it shows that you’re just out of touch. That doesn’t make you relatable or cool. It just makes you weird,” Crenshaw told the Examiner.
Happening now on @BetoORourke’s Insta story: “I’m here at the dentist, and we’re going to continue our series about people who live along the border. My dental hygenist, Diana, is going to tell us about growing up in El Paso.” pic.twitter.com/WsGZ9c9IBD
— Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) 10 January 2019
It looks like O’Rourke’s vague answers on immigration and questioning the relevance of the Constitution will draw criticism if he’s continuing to look to run in the 2020 presidential election.