Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appeared on Fox News on Monday to try and discredit Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke as he’s getting close to unseating Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Abbott told Fox & Friends that O’Rourke is a “cult-like” leader that people in Texas won’t vote for.
“He’s been a cult-like, very popular figure the way that he’s run the campaign, but you don’t vote on cult, you don’t vote on personality when you get to the U.S. Senate. You vote on the issues,” Abbott said.
“Texans are hostile to any candidate who’s talking about raising their taxes,” he added. “Texans are hostile to anybody talking about big government programs run their lives.”
The race for Texas Senator is neck and neck as O’Rourke has gained significant traction in the past few months.
Take a look at Abbott’s remarks below:
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