Why is Beto O’Rourke lining up a teaching position for the spring if Joe Biden is going to be president? Isn’t Beto supposed to head the gun confiscation task force or something?

The University Star reports:

Beto O’Rourke expected to teach at Texas State in spring 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will teach Texas politics at Texas State in the spring 2021 semester, the Department of Political Science told The University Star on Oct. 15.

Pending finalization of his hire, O’Rourke will join the department as an instructor teaching a synchronous online class. Political Science Chair Ken Grasso says he discussed potential class subjects with O’Rourke, who he says gravitated toward Texas politics.

“He originally approached people in the administration… and expressed an interest in teaching,” Grasso said. “I was thrilled. He’s got a unique take on things with his experience as a congressman and as [a] senatorial candidate and even a presidential candidate. So we’re very happy to have him.”

Grasso says O’Rourke expressed a desire to connect with young adults as his motivation to teach, especially during such a “crucial time for the state and the country.”

He added that O’Rourke’s arrival will be an exciting development for Texas State’s political science faculty and staff.

“I don’t know that so much it’s going to increase enrollments; it’ll certainly increase visibility,” Grasso said. “That’s always a good thing. We tend to sometimes to get lost in the shadow of other institutions.”


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