Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden implied that former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is Latino while discussing potential running mates if he becomes the Democratic Nominee for President.
Biden made the implication during a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News.
When asked if he would consider Beto O’Rourke or Julián Castro as a running mate, Biden replied, “Yes I would. I’d consider either or both of them.”
“My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged,” Biden said. “They are talented, talented people.”
“…Guarantee you that there’s gonna be Latinos in my Cabinet. And guarantee there’s gonna be Latinos in my White House and both of them are qualified,” Biden declared in reference to Beto and Castro.
According to Wikipedia, Robert “Beto” Francis O’Rourke is fourth-generation Irish American.
There is no record of him ever claiming to be of Hispanic heritage, but there is record of him once saying that he was called Beto “from day one, and it’s just — it’s kind of a nickname for Robert in El Paso (TX). It just stuck.”
Someone in the Biden campaign may want to nudge Joe and fill him in on Beto’s background…just for future reference.