Former congressman Beto O’Rourke raised more than any other Democrat running for president — put him in a strong position to compete for the party’s nomination. The Texas ex-congressman is a strong abortion supporter and backs abortions up to birth.
According to the Daily Caller, “O’Rourke raised more than $6.1 million in one day following his announcement that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020.”
“Beto O’Rourke raised a record-breaking $6,136,763 in online contributions during the first 24 hours of his grassroots campaign for President of the United States,” Chris Evans, communications director for O’Rourke’s campaign tweeted. “Without a dime from PACs, corporations or special interests.”
The high fundraising haul surpasses all of the other 2020 Democrats who have disclosed their contributions thus far. Prior to O’Rourke’s announcement, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the fundraising pack with nearly $6 million from roughly 223,000 people in one day. Comparatively, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris took in $1.5 million in 24 hours and Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar hit the $1 million mark in 48 hours.
“In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the people,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
Not only does O’Rourke have a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record like the other Democrat presidential candidates, he also sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
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The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” was introduced in Congress in 2017, with dozens of Democrat sponsors, including likely presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kristen Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.
Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.
The congressman has also failed to speak out against Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocking a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions. That puts him on record supporting their decision to allow infanticide to continue unprosecuted.