Once again, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the Democrat El-Paso congressman and current candidate for US Senate, will be dodging a debate with his opponent US Sen. Ted Cruz.

The debate was one of five proposed by Cruz in July. After initially agreeing to the debates, saying he was “very much looking forward” to debating Cruz, and even proposing a sixth, O’Rourke has seemingly had a change of heart.

Two weeks ago, O’Rourke skipped the first scheduled forum in Dallas which was to cover jobs, taxes, and the national economy.

The following week, he flew out to Los Angeles to appear on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show.

Now, it appears O’Rourke will not be attending the proposed debate in McAllen Texas scheduled for Friday September 14. The debate was to focus on immigration, border security, criminal justice, and the Supreme Court.

O’Rourke has been criticized as vastly out-of-touch with Texans on these issues in particular, after stating he wanted to abolish the Immigrations and Custom Enforcement Agency and his desire for open borders.

Meanwhile, Cruz is slamming O’Rourke for prioritizing fundraisers in New York and Hollywood.

While Texans won’t be able to see O’Rourke on TV tomorrow night facing off against Cruz, conservative activist Mike Openshaw has an idea where he may be found–on the side of a milk carton.


Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens