Beto O'Rourke Apologizes For 'Privileged' And 'Elitist' Campaign Launch

  • Beto O'Rourke Apologizes For 'Privileged' And 'Elitist' Campaign Launch

Beto O'Rourke Apologizes For 'Privileged' And 'Elitist' Campaign Launch

And that headline that said I was born to be in this, in the article I was attempting to say that my calling is in public service.

Co-host Meghan McCain told O'Rourke in the interview she did not think a female presidential candidate could say or do some of the things the former congressman has done in his campaign, such as announcing his candidacy in a glossy magazine focused on popular culture, current affairs, and fashion. 'I do. I think I'd be good at it'.

After giving co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro a chance to get in their questions, McCain, who has openly criticized O'Rourke on The View in the past, came out swinging.

"I've had advantages that others could not enjoy, so being aware of that and then doing everything in my power to help correct that, working with others, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, for example, so that it is beyond the shadow of a doubt that women will be treated equally in this country, staring in the face of the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and continued oppression in our economy and system of justice is the only way you begin the work of fix, and stop visiting those injustices on the generations that follow", O'Rourke said. The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field for the secretary of state, perhaps rigging in part that election.

"You're right", O'Rourke replied. "I hope that I'm continuing to do better over time, but we've been extraordinarily fortunate with the campaign that we've run so far".

Former Vice President Joe Biden is not the only 2020 candidate now on an apology tour.

The Democratic candidate was doubling down on comment he made at a campaign stop in Bedford, New Hampshire on Saturday where he expressed the same notion.

"I have an opportunity to answer your questions, Rachel, and address those who may not have been able to attend them and make sure that they can hear what this campaign is about and how I answer the questions that are put to me", he said. 'Stacey Abrams is somebody that comes to mind to me right now'. As of May 14, there were 22 Democrats running for president.

'If I'm going to enter a primary, then I'm going to enter a primary, ' Abrams said.