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Beto O’Rourke Tried To Flee Scene Of Drunk-Driving Crash After Hitting Someone, Police Report Says. The Texas Department of Public Safety report “described O’Rourke as having ‘glossy’ eyes, slurred speech, smelling of liquor, and almost falling to the ground as he got out of his car,”

9.2.18 – Austin American-Statesman



PolitiFact: Cruz says O’Rourke voted against Harvey tax relief”


By W. Gardner Selby – American-Statesman Staff–regional-govt–politics/politifact-cruz-says-rourke-voted-against-harvey-tax-relief/sS5OctiSAxcHj8h2DQCeBK/?ref=cbTopWidget


Excerpts from this article:

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says in an online video ad ( that he voted for tax relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 as his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, ridiculously voted “no.”

The narrator of Cruz’s ad, which features photos of water rescues and Cruz on the scene of the devastating hurricane, says, “Congressman O’Rourke is so irresponsible that he even voted against hurricane tax relief.”

A House roll call shows that O’Rourke, a congressman since 2013, was among 155 representatives to vote against the House’s Sept. 28, 2017, passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, for which 264 members, including 43 Democrats, cast “yea” votes. The same day, the House concurred with a Senate amendment to the proposal, and two days later President Donald Trump signed that into law.

The measure folded in tax relief for hurricane victims. A September 2017 Houston Chronicle news story  (  on the action, crediting Cruz with leading the effort to pass the legislation, said key provisions — approved two weeks after Congress advanced more than $15 billion in aid to Harvey victims — would permit Harvey victims to access their retirement funds penalty-free, allow victims to easily write off hurricane losses and provide a tax credit of up to $6,000 for employers who hire in a declared disaster area like Harris County, home to hard-hit Houston.

Also, the story said, charitable giving might be spurred by the measure’s waiving of deduction limits. And the proposal included language allowing taxpayers to use income from the past year to determine the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit, the story said.

When we asked O’Rourke’s campaign about his “no” vote, spokesman Chris Evans replied by email that O’Rourke, who otherwise voted for direct hurricane relief, voted against the measure singled out by Cruz “because it dramatically shortchanged Harvey victims by providing significantly smaller tax breaks than those given after Hurricane Sandy,” which slammed the East Coast in 2012.

Hold that comparison: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants put us in touch with a Louisiana expert, CPA Jerry Schreiber, who told us by phone that Congress didn’t provide tax breaks to victims of Hurricane Sandy

Our ruling:

Cruz said O’Rourke voted against tax relief for Hurricane Harvey victims.                                           

We rate this claim Mostly True.






8.31.18 — “Beto O’Rourke reportedly tried to flee scene before 1998 drunken-driving arrest, witness said” – by Alex Pappas – Fox News


8.28.18 –  “Beto O’Rourke Calls on Texas To Decriminalize Pot, Stop Arresting So Many Students”

By Brianna Stone, Austin Bureau – Dallas Morning News



7.22.18 — “Beto O’Rourke — Not the Answer for Texas” — by Donna Garner – EdViews.org



[UPDATED on 8.28.18:  Beto has become the darling of Hollywood elites and liberals and is collecting big campaign donations and/or accolades from leftists such as Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Kevin Bacon, pro-basketball coach Steve Kerr, and other leftists.  How?…by Beto’s announcing his support for NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem.  Patriotic Texans – of whom there are millions – are not going to vote for Beto because he wants to shred our Constitution, kill the unborn, eliminate ICE, have open borders, take away our Second Amendment rights to carry, eliminate traditional marriage, and impeach our duly elected President. Texans who love our state and our nation will get out and re-elect Sen. Ted Cruz in the November elections.   – Donna Garner]

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