Irrationals Tried Blaming Beyoncé For Beto O' Rourke's Loss But He's 'Grateful' For Her

They got some nerve.

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| November 19 2018,

11:28 pm

Update (November 19, 2018): After Beyoncé endorsed Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat, on Election Day, some blamed her for his defeat. These critics argued he would have won had she co-signed him earlier in the race.

O’Rourke himself is thankful for the “Sweet Dreams” singer’s support and isn’t pressed about her timing, however.

“She’s one of the great artists of our time, one of the best people to come out of Houston and Texas. I was grateful that she supported us — whenever it came, it was great,” he told TMZ on Sunday.

Despite his loss to incumbent Ted Cruz (R), the 31-year-old politician has found himself with not only Queen Bey's support, but the support of Democrats across the nation, many of whom are now calling on him to run for president in 2020.

Morning Consult asked voters about their favorite potential Democratic candidates, and O’Rourke placed third behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

For his part, O’Rourke admitted he isn’t sure about a White House run.

"You know … I haven't made any decisions about anything is probably the best way for me to put it," O'Rourke told TMZ last Friday. "I think everything's too fresh still for me."

Original: Texas’ white voters were instrumental in re-electing Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, but a few misguided souls found a way to blame a Black woman.

Cruz’s victory disappointed many people who had hoped to see a blue wave crash into the traditionally red Texas. When Beyoncé published a photo of herself in Beto O’Rourke gear on Tuesday afternoon, supporters of the Democratic candidate hoped her influence would usher Beto into the Senate.

O'Rourke was also excited about Queen Bey's support.



Despite her cosign, O'Rourke lost. Some people began to blame the “Formation” singer for sharing her endorsement in the middle of Election Day rather than earlier in the campaign.







Thankfully, some people had enough sense to call out those who felt Beto's loss was somehow Bey's fault.








As CBS News reports, Texas’ exit polls made it clear who allowed Cruz to keep his seat.

O’Rourke won 89 percent of the Black vote and 63 percent of the Latinx vote, according to NBC News. White support of Cruz proved to be strong. White men accounted for 71 percent, and 59 percent of white women supported Cruz.

This ain’t on Yoncé.

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