If fact, it's hard to imagine a better personification of liberal
A three-term congressman from
O'Rourke has kept support of his national party at arm's length, too, but done so in keeping with his more liberal views, not to tamp them down. He supports legalizing recreational marijuana and a single-payer health care system, and he has suggested he's open to abolishing the
Cruz and O'Rourke's second debate had been set for Sunday night at the
The "concert isn't a Democratic event, or a Republican event or an independent event," O'Rourke spokesman
O'Rourke has been down this road before, even taking the stage during Nelson's July Fourth Picnic event in
His strategy also breaks from those of
"I'm not sure if we really call those issues liberal as opposed to merely reflecting the people we're supposed to represent," Sadler said.
At 85, Nelson isn't young, of course. But he's a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization who founded his own cannabis company for places where it is legal, not including
Some detractors have posted online comments chiding Nelson for backing a "socialist" and calling for boycotts, but Nelson has shrugged those off.
"I love flack," he said on
His cannabis company, Willie's Reserve, responded to conservatives' calls to burn Nelson records by deadpanning on Twitter: "If you're going to burn something, burn Willie's Reserve."
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