Beto Threatens to Quit Politics if He Doesn't Win 2020 Nomination
2020 Democrat says he would not 'run for public office again' if he fails this time
2020 dreamer Beto O'Rourke has threatened to walk away from politics if his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is unsuccessful.
The former Texas Democrat congressman, who currently getting crushed in the polls, warns he would not "run for public office again" should he fail in his pursuit to challenge President Donald Trump for the White House.
Beto revealed his future plans during an interview with Politico on Tuesday, telling the outlet that he “cannot fathom a scenario where I would run for public office again if I’m not the nominee.”
But this isn't the first time the progressive Texan has made such promises, as O’Rourke previously vowed to walk away from politics, only to later go back on his word.
In 2018 he repeatedly pledged that if he lost the Texas Senate race, he would not run for president in 2020.
O’Rourke told CNN’s Dana Bash in October 2018 that he would not run for president in 2020.
In the days leading up to the midterm elections the following month, the El Paso congressman again denied he would run against President Donald Trump.
“I will not be a candidate for president in 2020,” O’Rourke said on MSNBC.
“That’s, I think, as definitive as those sentences get.”
However, after his election loss and subsequent meeting with former President Obama, O’Rourke revealed he'd had a change of heart and was considering going against his word and running in 2020.
Despite never winning even a state-wide election, O’Rourke announced in March that he would be running for the presidency.
However, O’Rourke’s presidential campaign has struggled to gain traction with voters, despite mainstream media support.
Beto has not broken 5 percent support since April and currently receives less than 2 percent on average, according to Real Clear Politics.
Earlier this week, during a packed-out rally in Dallas Texas, President Trump shredded O'Rourke by mocking the Texas Democrat as "The Flailer."
Trump mocked "dumb" Beto's failing 2020 campaign while blasting his anti-Christian and anti-Second Amendment policies.
“I called him right, remember? the flailing arms?” Trump asked while waving his arms around.
“Nobody noticed it, I noticed it."
"'The Flailer:' Remember, he was flailing all over the place.”