Rep. Beto O’Rourke was asked about his thoughts on kneeling during the national anthem. For some reason, his mediocre response went viral.


“I can think of nothing more American,” he said.

See for yourself.

Senator Cruz has a very different perspective.

“When Beto O’Rourke says he can’t think of anything more American, I gotta admit, I can. Those soldiers, those sailors, those airmen, those Marines who fought and bled to protect the flag, that’s something more American,” Cruz said to thunderous applause.

Their two perspectives encapsulate the kneeling debate, but even more telling are the responses.

Lance Armstrong, now infamous Tour de France cheater, endorsed O’Rourke’s response:

And then there are the Californians:

Beto and his campaign have spent loads of time and money fundraising in California.