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Beto O’Rourke apologises for joke about his wife and teen writings

Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke has acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate as he responded to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young.

O’Rourke, 46, said he was “mortified” when he reread the violent fiction he wrote as a teen, which received fresh attention on Friday after a report outlined his involvement in a hacker group as a teen. O’Rourke wrote a handful of posts on the group’s message board under the name “Psychedelic Warlord”, including a fictional piece he penned when he was 15 about children getting run over by a car.

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Beto O’Rourke apologizes for his violent teenage writing, rhetoric toward wife

Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young.

Beto O’Rourke says U.S.-Mexico border cities have less violent crime than interior ones — some data agrees. “It’s not anything I’m proud of today, and I mean, that’s – that’s the long and short of it,” he said.



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