“Beto O’Rourke’s attempt to lie to the media over his past support for defunding the police shows his crisis of credibility continues and raises the question if there’s any issue he won’t attempt to mislead on for his own political gain.” – Mark Miner, Communications Director 

 

Beto O’Rourke Now: “So I Don’t Think I Ever Advocated For Defunding Of The Police, To Be Clear On That.” (Patrick Svitek, “Watch: The Abbott Vs. O’Rourke Battle Begins,” Texas Tribune, 1/10/22)

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Beto O’Rourke In 2020: O’Rourke Said He “Love(d)” That Black Live Matters Sought To Defund Line Items And Dismantle Police Forces As Currently Constructed. SVITEK TWEET: “Here’s O’Rourke when asked Wed. about ’20 defund comments. ‘I don’t think I’ve ever advocated for defunding the police.’ In ’20: ‘I really love that [BLM, others] have put this front & center, to defund’ line items, reroute to services & in some cases, dismantle & rebuild forces.” (Twitter.com, 11/19/21)

  • In 2020, O’Rourke Said The “City Council Of Minneapolis Made The Right Decision” On Police. O’ROURKE: “So I really love that Black Lives Matters and other protesters have put this front and center, to defund, you know, these line items that have overmilitarized our police, and instead invest that money in the human capital of your community, make sure that you have the services, the help, the support, the health care necessary to be well and not require police intervention, and then also in some necessary cases, completely dismantling those police forces and rebuilding them. And I think the city council of Minneapolis made the right decision.” (Twitter.com, 11/19/21)

o   The Minneapolis Measure Was To “Dismantle” Its Police Force. “The Minneapolis City Council on Friday officially moved to dismantle its police force and replace it with a department of community safety and violence prevention in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.” (Ray Sanchez And Pierre Meilhan, “Minneapolis City Council Advances Plan To Dismantle Embattled Police Force,” CNN, 6/26/20