"How did [Beto] O’Rourke skyrocket from obscure El Paso politician to the Democrat's next great hope for human kind?" That's the question Glenn Beck tackled on the show this week.
How indeed? Aside from his talent with air-drum solos and rescuing blind squirrels, what exactly does Democratic Senate candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke bring to the table — and more importantly, to the possible future of Texas?
Glenn took an in-depth look into Beto's past, his pathway to national recognition, and where he stands on the issues affecting the lives of Texans.
Glenn briefly introduced Beto's rise through the ranks of legislature, from El Paso City Council member in 2004 to the U.S. Representative for Texas's 16th Congressional District in 2013.
"During Beto's five years in Congress, he's been the primary sponsor of countess bills — assuming you can't count to two, cause it was only two," joked Glenn.
He listed a few of Beto's main beliefs, such as:
- Legalizing marijuana
- No border wall
- Gun control
- Climate change is destroying farmers
- Pro choice
- And his "dream policy" is universal health care
Glenn noted Beto's penchant for dropping "f-bombs" and skateboarding to show us he's just a "regular guy."
He even does his own laundry — on Facebook live — at a public laundromat, again because he's just an ordinary American.
"He's just like you America ... well, I mean just like you had you won the lottery — several times. He is personally worth around $9 million, that's more than, which is more than double Ted Cruz's net worth," Glenn said.
And Beto's father-in-law, William D. Sanders, is worth a mere $20 billion. But, remember, he's just a regular guy.
Watch the video clip above to hear more about Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke.