Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz’s Democrat challenger, was arrested in 1998 for DUI. But the full details have only just been revealed. The Free Beacon reports:
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 arrest for driving under the influence has been public knowledge, but police reports show it was a more serious threat to public safety than previously reported.
O’Rourke, a congressman representing the state’s 16th Congressional District, has acknowledged and apologized for the incident throughout his time in politics.
“I drove drunk and was arrested for a DWI in 1998,” O’Rourke said on Thursday. “As I’ve publicly discussed over the last 20 years, I made a serious mistake for which there is no excuse.”
Earlier in the week, the congressman wrote an op-ed on criminal justice reform in which he referred to the arrest as a “serious mistake for which there is no excuse.”
Will this impact O’Rourke’s chance against Cruz, when the polls have been edging this race closer to a tossup?