Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb on Live TV During Concession Speech

Arturo Kim
November 7, 2018

With Conan O'Brien's late-night show now on hiatus, Stephen Colbert chose to steal one of his rival's main correspondents for some last-minute election coverage, deploying Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to cover the Texas Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.

"Texas came together behind a common-sense agenda of low taxes, low regulation and lots and lots of jobs", Cruz told supporters at an election night watch party in Houston.

"Ted, is it true that you will defend the constitution at all costs?"

'I love the way you are anybody but Ted Cruz, ' Triumph, as played by Colbert's former colleague Robert Smigel, told O'Rourke during their interview.

Tonight we find out if media hype and celebrity endorsements can win the Democrats a seat in the U.S. Senate in Texas. For the last few months of the campaign, O'Rourke routinely outraised Cruz as momentum for the El Paso congressman grew and the race tightened. That total shattered the U.S. Senate's existing fundraising record and easily surpassed Cruz's fundraising effort, which produced roughly $40 million. Early on in his term, he led the Republican effort to shut down the government in 2013, in a move to defund the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: "Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat".

Even that was a shock for Cruz, who won 10-plus contests during the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has always been considered the most powerful and popular conservative in a state full of them.

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"Because he represents everything that Donald Trump isn't", the voter insisted.

Cruz went head-to-head with O'Rourke's unconventional campaigning efforts, which included visiting every county in Texas and refusing campaign donations from political action committees.

"I want to thank this incredible campaign of people".

And O'Rourke may still have some wins to place in his column.

A Texas Democrat hasn't won any of the almost 30 statewide offices since 1994, the country's longest losing streak.

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