March 11, 2022For Immediate Release

VIDEO: BETO O’ROURKE REVERSES POSITION ON CRT

“This afternoon credibility-challenged Beto O’Rourke continued his Great Texas Makeover Tour by walking back his support for teaching Critical Race Theory. The only constant for Beto this election has been his complete inconsistency.”  – Mark Miner, Communications Director 

BETO TODAY: O’Rourke On CRT: “No, I Don’t Think It Should Be Taught In Our Schools, Yeah.” (Beto O’Rourke, Remarks, Victoria, TX, 3/11/22)

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BETO THEN: In February O’Rourke Said He Opposed Efforts To Ban Critical Race Theory Because Not Teaching Critical Race Theory Means Texas Is “Trafficking In Myths And Things That Just Are Not True.” “Another conservative mobilization effort across the state involves the shunning of school curriculum that’s been defined as ‘critical race theory,’ or the idea that race is a social construct embedded in legal systems and policies. Abbott signed a law late last year to restrict the topic — and others — in public education. Under Senate Bill 3, ‘a teacher may not be compelled to discuss a … widely debated and currently controversial issue of public policy or social affairs.’ … But O’Rourke sees the law as a way to duck painful truths about the former slave state. ‘We should know the full story of Texas and the full story of the United States of America,’ he said. ‘Not only our founding ideals and principles, but the way that those ideals and principles were often violated by the people who wrote them, or the fact that so much of the wealth and opportunity in this state was actually created by people who had no choice in the deal whatsoever. … If we don’t, then we’re trafficking in myths and things that just are not true.’” (Marquise Francis, “Beto O’Rourke Seeks Campaign Redemption In Texas After 2 Straight Losses,” Yahoo News, 2/14/22)