Lt. Governor: ‘Looney Leftist’ O’Rourke is ‘Done in Texas’

In an email to supporters, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared that presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is “a gun confiscator” who is “done in Texas.”

“When I heard Beto’s now infamous statement in the debate last week – ‘hell yes we are going to take your AR-15’s and your AK-47’s…’ My first thought was, thank God he lost to Ted Cruz,” Patrick wrote. “Because the Texas press never asked him any serious questions in that race, it wasn’t clear until now what a radical left-winger he is – the most radical of all the looney leftists and socialists currently running for president.”

“My second thought was he will never be a threat in Texas politics again,” Patrick continued. “He’s stuck in tiny single digits in the polls, so he’s not going to be president, but now the Democrats can’t even put him on the ticket with the hope that he will help win Texas. He’s a gun confiscator – he’s done in our state.”

Patrick called O’Rourke’s “Hell Yes” t-shirts “another flailing attempt to hide his naked ambition and distract from his doomed campaign.”