Flip-flop season is in full effect, ladies and gentlemen.
Just in time for the good weather, Democrat presidential hopeful Beto (Robert) O’Rourke pulled out a flip-flop of his own.
How? He reversed his views on whether or not gun licensing is a good idea overnight.
The former Texas congressman, best known for losing Texas to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), spoke to reporters during a New Hampshire campaign stop on Thursday night. In a clear attempt to distance himself from others running for president on the left, O’Rourke claimed that he thought Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) plan to create a federal gun licensing program “might be too far.” However, just the next morning, he told a New Hampshire television station, WMUR, that “we should explore that idea.”
Seriously? Within the same 24 hour period?
After saying @CoryBooker's proposal for federal gun licensing "may be too far" @BetoORourke tells @WMUR9 on CloseUp: "I think he is to be commended for doing this. I think we should explore that idea." #FITN #nhpolitics #WMUR pic.twitter.com/VCrsJmxR9f
— Adam Sexton (@AdamSextonWMUR) May 10, 2019
Later, O’Rourke tried to explain his mysterious flip-flop in the issue:
As you can see, Beto took on a much different tone the next day.
Let’s see what he thinks tomorrow.