Trump Challenger Wonders If Constitution Still Relevant
The Daily Caller's Joe Simonson has more:
The reporter asked the Texas Democrat about a range of issues and noticed how he “boomeranged between a bright-eyed hope that the United States will soon dramatically change its approach to a whole host of issues and a dismal suspicion that the country is now incapable of implementing sweeping change,” according to WaPo.
When asked to narrow down what the future holds, whether the country will solve its problem or simply avoid them and face a long decline, O’Rourke wasn’t sure.
“Does this still work?” O’Rourke asked WaPo. “Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships … and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?”
O’Rourke is meanwhile considering a presidential run in 2020.
The unflattering interview sparked criticism from across the political aisle.
Huffington Post political reporter Kevin Robillard commented, "This last bit – where he suggests we might need to ditch the Constitution? – is wild."
Others, like CNN's Rebecca Buck, were less forgiving.
Like... yikes pic.twitter.com/sWbP7Alx01— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) January 15, 2019