Email, Chris Evans, communications director, Beto O’Rourke U.S. Senate campaign, Jan. 9, 2018
Thanks for following up on your fact check.
Beto's video entitled "National Service" is the best thing I could give you given that it's him in his own words on what he thinks. https://www.facebook.com/betoorourke/videos/1521864474529924/
"Talking about this being a requirement for everybody -- that's a few steps beyond the conversation that we've had already -- so I want to tell you that I've heard you and I'm listening to you and that I made a mistake -- without having listened to enough people and really have the conversation that we need to have on what this would look like getting so far out ahead on an issue."
He does not plan on introducing a bill to require mandatory national service. Texans made their voices heard and he is listening to them. That's the entire point of having open dialogues with those across the state in their communities, hosting town halls (nearly 20 already this year), and running a campaign where anyone can follow along on Facebook Live and have their comments read and responded to by the candidate.
On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin) wrote:
Thanks. Does he favor any changes in law regarding national service past what’s spelled out in the John B. Larson measure he cosponsored in June? I recall his mention of a different author in that Monday airport video.
He mentioned Joe Courtney of CT. Same legislation, HR 3140 introduced by Larson and Courtney. Beto is one of the 163 co-sponsors.