Beto O’Rourke became an overnight media sensation when he ran against Ted Cruz.
Now he’s a leading contender for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020.
But his campaign is on deathwatch after he was asked this one burning question in a town hall meeting.
The Democrat race for president is quickly becoming a race to the far Left as the base of the party embraces even more radical socialist policies.
And in typical socialist fashion, this slew of candidates is hellbent on forcing Americans to cough up more and more of their tax dollars to be redistributed for their socialist utopia.
But O’Rourke found himself in hot water when his tax returns showed he donated less than 1% of his hefty income to charitable causes.
Over the last decade, O’Rourke’s average income was nearly $350,000, but he donated a measly $2,400 on average per year, or 0.7% of his income.
In 2017, the media darling made a staggering $366,455, but his charitable donations were less than one-third of one-percent: $1,166.
This is a common theme among Democrats.
Bernie Sanders, another radical socialist, also donated less than 1% in his first million-dollar earning year in 2016.
Democrat presidential candidates want to take more of your tax dollars and dole them out using the government so they get credit for “helping the poor.”
But when it comes to giving to the poor and needy using their own income, it’s clear they prefer to keep their own pockets stuffed.
One student at the University of Virginia brought up O’Rourke’s charitable giving, asking why her sister, a woman just one year out of college and makes a lot less money than O’Rourke, donated more to charity.
And his answer has him in hot water.
I’ve served in public office since 2005. I do my best to contribute to the success of my community, of my state, and now, of my country. There are ways that I do this that are measurable and there are ways that I do this that are immeasurable. There are charities that we donate to that we’ve recorded and itemized, others that we have donated to that we have not.
But I’m doing everything that I can right now, spending this time with you — not with our kiddos, not back home in El Paso — because I want to sacrifice everything to make sure that we meet this moment of truth with everything that we’ve got.
So unlike most conservative Americans – especially Christians – who give their hard-earned money to charity, O’Rourke’s charitable gift to all us taxpayers is “Beto O’Rourke” and his “sacrifice” is demanding everyone else cough up more money so he can pay for his socialist utopian vision.
What do you think? Do you think this could sink Beto’s campaign for president?
Let us know in the comments.