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A week after visiting with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, the Texas congressman stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to meet the political satirist. Colbert started light, asking O'Rourke about his nickname "Beto" as he showed a 1976 photo of the congressman with his name stitched onto his sweater.
Naturally, his punk rock past came up as well, which O'Rourke called his greatest experience at the time. But a lot has changed in the 20 years since then. O'Rourke drew parallels between touring with a band and driving across Texas, visiting all 254 counties, but made sure to touch on serious topics during his segment.
Colbert was sure to ask about immigration, with O'Rourke confidently saying, "We don't need a wall."
Colbert was talked about O'Rourke's chances against Ted Cruz. The senator has launched attack ads against O'Rourke and has been backed by President Donald Trump in light of polls showing the two contenders within the margin of error.
Here's Colbert's hilariously informational intro to his Beto segment.
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