After O'Rourke's Constant Cursing, DNC Has to Warn Candidates to Not Swear During Debates
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As he continues to slip in the polls, far-left democratic presidential candidate and failed senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke's profanity laced rants are becoming more common.
The cursing is becoming so bad that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is now having to tell the Democratic candidates that they are not allowed to use vulgar language on the debate stage.
"We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that, as the debate will air on the ABC broadcast network, we are governed by Federal Communication Commission indecency rules," the DNC wrote in a letter. "We will not be broadcasting on any delay, so there will be no opportunity to edit out foul language. Candidates should therefore avoid cursing or expletives in accordance with federal law and FCC guidelines."
The letter by the DNC comes in response to O'Rourke's constant use of the 'f' word especially regarding guns. The candidate's use of the 'f' word in public appearances has been on the rise in recent months.
During an interview on CNN in August, O'Rourke blurted the 'F' word in response to the mass shooting in Texas over the weekend.
O'Rourke joined Dana Bash of CNN who was filling in for host Jake Tapper. Bash started by playing a clip of O'Rourke saying the 'f' word which was bleeped out at an event where the presidential candidate was discussing gun control.
“The rhetoric that we’ve used, the thoughts and prayers that you just referred to, it has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence, to protect our kids, our families, our fellow Americans in public places,” O’Rourke said to Bash. “At a Walmart in El Paso where 22 were killed. In Sutherland Springs, in a church. One or two a day all over this country, 100 killed daily in the United States of America.”
“We’re averaging about 300 mass shootings a year,” O’Rourke added. He then dropped the f bomb on live TV. “So yes, this is fucked up. If we don’t call it out for what it is, if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, we’ll continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America. And I cannot accept that. We’re going to speak as defiantly and as strongly as we can but we’re also going to take action. Universal background checks, red flag laws, end of the sales of weapons of war and buying those AK-47s and AR-15s back so they cannot be used against our fellow Americans.”
He then continued by discussing his proposed "gun buyback" program: “The challenge is so grave, the threat is so great, we can’t meet it with only half the country. We have to bring in Republicans, independents, Democrats, and save lives or else be complicit in the continuing carnage we see in America. I won’t be part of that.”
Shortly after the El Paso shooting which took place in August, O'Rourke dropped the f bomb while talking to reporters. The moment came after a reporter asked O'Rourke if President Trump would do anything in response to the shootings.
“What do you think? You know the shit he’s been saying. He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. I don’t know, like, members of the press, what the fuck?” O'Rourke said.
“It’s these questions that you know the answers to. I mean, connect the dots about what he’s been doing in this country: He’s not tolerating racism; he’s promoting racism. He’s not tolerating violence; he’s inciting racism and violence in this country,” O’Rourke added.
In March, the presidential candidate promised that he would stop using the 'f' word out in public. He clearly broke this vow.
“Great point, and I don’t intend to use the F-word going forward. Point taken, and very strongly made,” O’Rourke said at a campaign event in Wisconsin after a woman brought up his profanity. “We’re going to keep it clean.”
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