Three-Time Loser Beto O’Rourke Rebukes Biden On Immigration Policy

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who lost two bids for political office in Texas and one for the presidency, recently rebuked President Joe Biden, saying the president is “really failing us” on immigration policy.

O’Rourke, an advocate of taking away Americans’ so-called “assault weapons,” said that “unexcited” Democrats are withdrawing their support for Biden and are leaving the party “in droves.”

The three-time political hopeful made his comments as part of a panel at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, as reported by Newsmax.

O’Rourke said that he strongly opposed the Biden administration’s “asylum ban” — a comment that is strictly out-of-touch with American voters who realize that the U.S. is in an immigration crisis, with millions of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border in record numbers under Biden’s tenure.

“And on some counts, Biden has been successful. The rhetoric, it’s night and day against Donald Trump. Biden is not inspiring — I don’t think — any acts of political terror or the kind of slaughter that we saw in El Paso. And yet on other counts, he’s really failing us,” O’Rourke said.

“The asylum ban that we see makes it so hard for people to lawfully, safely, and in an orderly fashion come to this country when they cannot stay in their own,” he added.
O’Rourke also touched on polls that show former President Donald Trump leading Biden in five of six battleground states, all of which the president won in the 2020 presidential election.

“It is no secret that Democratic voters are unexcited about Biden — that’s putting it politely. It is no secret, thanks to the poll that we just read in The New York Times on Sunday, that young voters especially are leaving his banner in droves,” O’Rourke said.

To date, over 6 million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border since Biden took office on Jan. 20, 2021, per the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In 2023, federal authorities encountered over 160 terrorists at the border.

O’Rourke served in the U.S. House from 2013-19. In 2018, he lost a Senate bid against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). In 2020, he decided to give the presidency a try, but that, too, failed. Then, in 2022, O’Rourke ran for Texas governor but also ended up losing.