By: Teresa Mull
Beto O’Rourke, a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate best known for his catchphrase, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” endorsed Joe Biden on Super Tuesday. During his appearance, Fox News reports, “former Vice President Joe Biden called former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke up to the stage — and vowed to put O’Rourke, who has said the government should forcibly seize assault rifles from Americans, in charge of gun-control efforts.”
Joe Biden promises Beto O'Rourke, who pushed for gun confiscation for legal gun owners, will “be the one who leads" his gun control effort pic.twitter.com/qjgft8wFkt
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 3, 2020
Fox News reports:
O’Rourke called President Trump an "existential threat" to "free and fair elections," and urged rallygoers to view Biden as the "antithesis of Donald Trump," someone who is "decent, kind, caring, and empathetic."
Biden, taking the microphone after O’Rourke spoke, then announced, "I want to make something clear — I’m gonna guarantee you, this is not the last you’re seeing of this guy — you’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me, you’re gonna be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on you, I’m counting on you, we need you badly."
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.