Are Arrest Claims About Beto O’Rourke True?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartAugust 29, 2018 3:28 pm,

In 2012, Democratic Congressman Silvestre Reyes charged that his then-opponent, Beto O’Rourke, with having a criminal record, including arrests for DWI and burglary.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

With O’Rourke currently challenging Ted Cruz for a U.S. Senate seat, Selby says readers have asked Poltifact about O’Rourke’s history. He says they found the old political ad from 2012.

Hear how Silvestre Reyes’ claim scored in the player above.