REPORT: Beto resorts to speaking Spanish in debate answer, though doesn’t give an actual answer

JUNE 26, 2019

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Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas was just asked at the first Democratic debate what his top individual tax rate would be. Instead of providing a direct answer to his first question of the night, O’Rourke went on a tangent and proceeded to speak in Spanish to complete his non-answer.

The action of speaking Spanish prompted a side eye from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Corey Booker. He was also heavily criticized on Twitter for resorting to answer in a language other than English, particularly when captions aren’t provided.





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