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Dan Crenshaw Issues Direct Challenge To Beto, And It’s Already Gone Viral

Dan Crenshaw Issues Direct Challenge To Beto, And It’s Already Gone Viral

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, just issued a direct challenge to failed senatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, and it’s already gone viral on social media.

Crenshaw took to Twitter and noted O’Rourke’s extreme opposition to President Donald Trump’s wall on the southern border between the United States and Mexico.

On Tuesday night, both Trump and O’Rourke held separate rallies in El Paso, Texas, to deliver their messages.

In response to O’Rourke railing against the wall, Crenshaw issued him a challenge: I dare you to tear down the wall in El Paso, the district O’Rourke served before his failed senate run last year.

“[Beto O’Rourke] should answer a simple question tonight with respect to the border debate: If you could snap your fingers and make El Paso’s border wall disappear, would you?” Crenshaw asked.

“Because this DHS graph shows that when the wall was built, illegal crossings dropped significantly,” he pointed out.

Crenshaw’s tweet also features a graphic showing that when the border wall was erected in El Paso in 2008, illegal border crossings plummeted.

Crenshaw fired off a second tweet in response to some criticizing his data on the issue.

“For all the critics trying to find ANY other explanation for why El Paso’s illegal crossings dropped after building a fence, how do you explain these graphs? How do you explain what we see in Brownsville, where fencing dramatically reduces crossings?” Crenshaw wrote.

The second graph shows that illegal border crossings sharply declined in several other towns after more border barriers were installed.
Crenshaw fired off a second tweet in response to some criticizing his data on the issue.

 

The tweets garnered thousands of retweets and “likes” on the social media platform and generated a lot of attention.

Trump’s rally was the exact opposite of O’Rourke’s in almost every way imaginable.

The president’s rally was so large that a reported 10,000 people were inside and over 30,000 were watching outside on the big screens.

It was also reported by the Trump campaign that over 70,000 people in total RSVP’d for the event, but not everyone was able to make it.

During Trump’s rally, there were several instances in which the boisterous crowd chanted “USA! USA! USA!” and cheered loudly when the president spoke about keeping America great.

But going back to Crenshaw’s point, it’s not only logical, it is supported by data and statistics.

When towns along the southern border erect physical barriers, illegal crossings declined substantially.

It’s more than clear that walls and physical barriers work, which is why so many are angered that Democrats are refusing to work with the president and offer any serious funding for the border wall.

It’s also interesting that Democrats are against walls, but none of them want to tear the roughly 600 miles of them already on the southern border, which many of them voted for and supported years ago.

They know walls work, but with the 2020 presidential election around the corner, Democrats are being obstructionists and refusing to work with the president.

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