AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas Republican Party tweet recalling Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s past arrests has caused a stir, but not in the way it was likely intended.
The party was chiding O’Rourke for failing to yet settle on dates for debates with Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz. Tuesday night it tweeted an O’Rourke mugshot.READ MORE: Dallas ISD Employee Arrested In Mesquite For Alleged Possession Of Child Pornography
O’Rourke was arrested in 1995, but misdemeanor burglary charges were later dropped. In 1998, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, but that case was dismissed when O’Rourke attended driver classes.READ MORE: Southwest Airlines Jets Grounded 2nd Time In 2 Days Due To System Outage
Some users responded by posting mugshots of Republican former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted on 2014 abuse of power charges that were subsequently dismissed by the state Supreme Court.
Others offered Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s mugshot. He’s awaiting trial on securities fraud charges.
Cruz and O’Rourke have been back and forth on possible debate times and locations but – as of yet – have not agreed to a specific plan.MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
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