Beto O’Rourke Just Forced The Texas Senate To Honor John McCain Like A Badass

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Donald Trump has been extremely ugly about John McCain’s (R-AZ) death, lowering the American flag for just a few hours. Does he not understand that reflects badly upon him? In Texas, both candidates for the Senate understood what a class act was as they remembered McCain.

Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) asked for a “moment of silence” during his campaign town hall meeting:

‘Beto O’Rourke asked Dallas to take a moment of silence in tribute of Senator McCain and his legacy. “Before Senator John McCain was a Republican, he was an American.”’

The man no one likes, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), also gave a moving tribute to one of our country’s last heroes:

‘Senator John McCain was a patriot, and an extraordinary American war hero. Heidi and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Cindy, and to the entire McCain family, as they grieve the loss of a loving husband, father, and grandfather. May he Rest In Peace.’

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O’Rourke asked a crowd in Dallas to pause and “send whatever you can” emotionally toward the McCain family as they grieved over the loss of the Senate giant.

O’Rourke said the Arizona senator was “an American and he was a hero:”

‘There are decisions that he’s made —  votes that he’s cast that you may or may not agree with — but at the end of the day, before he was a Republican and you were a Democrat, before he was a Republican and you were an Independent, before either of us cared about party, he was an American and he was a hero. And we should remember him that way.’

The representative also praised McCain for the viral YouTube moment in the 2008 presidential campaign. A woman was criticizing his opponent, Barack Obama. He called her out during his “straight talk tour” after she said:

‘I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him, and he’s not, um, he’s an Arab’

McCain cut her off:

‘No, ma’m. He’s a decent family man (and) citizen that just I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what the campaign’s all about. He’s not (an Arab).”

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