Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke unapologetically dropped an F-bomb during his concession speech, which was aired on live television.
“I want to thank this amazing campaign of people — not a dime from a single PAC, all people, all the time, in every single part of Texas,” he said to a roaring crowd. “All of you, showing the country how you do this.
“Tonight’s loss does nothing to diminish the way I feel about Texas or this country,” the celebrity-backed Democrat continued. “I’m so f—ing proud of you guys.”
MSNBC was broadcasting the speech live and was forced to apologize.
“Sorry about the F-bomb,” anchor Brian Williams said. “We have no control of what’s in the concession speeches.”
"Sorry about the F-bomb," Brian Williams says on MSNBC after Beto let loose an obscenity during his concession speech.— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) November 7, 2018
Incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz defeated O’Rourke, 50.9 percent to 48.3 percent. As Katie reported, CNN (and others) are already looking at him as a possible 2020 Democratic contender.
CNN projects Cruz beats Beto.— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) November 7, 2018
Now, does Beto run for president???