Beto O’Rouke On The Ellen Show This Afternoon
Don't miss it! El Paso's Beto O'Rouke will be on The Ellen Show this afternoon! Also, find out where you can watch it here with other Beto supporters! U.S. Representative Beto O'Rouke has been making headlines all over the internet for his honesty on many controversial issues. A video posted by Now This shows O'Rouke answering a question from someone in the crowd asked about his feelings regarding NFL players kneeling. O'Rouke's response went viral, gaining attention from athletes and celebrities who applauded his response. One of those celebrities was talk show host Ellen Degeneres, who tweeted at O'Rouke saying she wanted to meet him. Less than a week later, she confirmed that she would be not only meeting the Texas candidate but also having him on the 16th season for her show.
KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi got some preview quotes from O'Rouke's interview before the episode airs this afternoon. Degeneres asked O'Rouke how he felt about President Trump coming to Texas to campaign for Senator Ted Cruz. O'Rouke said Texans welcome the President and that the people are happy he's coming,
"Texas is the most diverse state in the country. It’s the defining immigrant story and experience. We should, Republicans and Democrats together, be able to lead the way. Not only to stop taking kids from parents, not only to free dreamers from the fear of deportation and make them U.S. citizens on that same day but to lead in a bold, ambitious way that makes the most out of all of us including those that choose to be here.”
The Texas GOP have been using O'Rouke's DUI arrest from 1998 as a tool to campaign against him. He addressed the scandal on the show with honesty saying it was a terrible mistake that he can't justify,
"Since then, I have gone on with friends to start a business, with Amy to raise a family, serving my community in the United States congress. And, in many ways, that mistake did not define me. I was able to go on and do these things..... I want to make sure that everyone has a second chance. That’s a lesson that I take in this and something I want to use as motivation to make things better for others who may have made mistakes in their lives."
The episode of The Ellen Show with Beto O'Rouke as a guest will be airing today, September 5th at 4 p.m. on Channel 9 here in El Paso. There is also a viewing party happening today at the Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso in Theater 8. Find out more information at the Facebook Event Page.