Beto O’Rourke Claims People Have Died Because Of The Border Wall

Beto O’Rourke Claims People Have Died Because Of The Border Wall

Failed Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke bizarrely argued on Friday that people have died because of the border wall.

While speaking at a town hall in El Paso, Texas, O’Rourke blamed the border wall and other barriers for a recent uptick in migrants dying.

The number of people dying at the U.S.-Mexico border in some years has grown,” O’Rourke said.

“In some years has grown because it’s connected to that wall that we have already built that pushes people who are at their most desperate and vulnerable to ever-more inhospitable stretches of the Chihuahua Desert,” he added.

The Texas progressive went on to tell the audience that migrants attempting to illegally cross the border increased roughly 40 percent between 1998 and 2010 after part of the wall was constructed in El Paso.

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“The wall in this area was built in 2006, 2007, and 2008. So even though total crossing attempts had decreased, the number of deaths went up,” he said.

O’Rourke was arguing that a vast majority of the migrants likely died because those chose to take dangerous routes to illegally enter the country.

Inanimate objects — such as a wall, barrier, or fence — isn’t responsible for killing someone.

He was wrongly asserting that the wall and barriers are at fault because migrants are forced to seek more dangerous routes to illegally enter the country.

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O’Rourke has made a slew of other controversial remarks this year since becoming a well-known name in politics.

In October, he smeared law enforcement officials and said police are “the new Jim Crow.”

O’Rourke appeared to imply that police target African-Americans and then compared officers to those who implemented racist Jim Crow laws of the post-Civil War South.

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