Former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke made it clear Thursday that he has no plans to exit the political arena after dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
O’Rourke said that while some part of him wanted “to go deep into a cave and never come out again,” following his failed presidential campaign, he still plans to be involved in supporting Democratic candidates up and down the ballot throughout the next election cycle. (RELATED: Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race)
“This country is counting on all of us, and if any one of us fails to do our part to the best of our ability, then we will fail this country and the generations that follow that are counting on us,” O’Rourke said, according to The Hill.
Beared @BetoORourke tells supporters on conference call that while after this kind of experience, “some part of you wants to go deep into a cave and never come out again .., I don’t think you get that pass in a democracy. We are all in to do our part, as I know each of you are.” pic.twitter.com/jWqBZEatpH
— jonathantilove (@JTiloveTX) November 8, 2019