Many Texans are feeling disenchanted in Tuesday’s midterm election outcomes, which noticed incumbent Ted Cruz defeat Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in one of many nation’s most hotly contested Senate races. The El Paso politician was one of many first respectable Democratic candidates in Texas in a very long time, preventing for a seat in Congress from a traditionally conservative state.
Like many different Texans, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, a member of the influential post-hardcore band At The Drive-In (and later The Mars Volta) was annoyed with O’Rourke’s loss. In the 90s, Cedric was O’Rourke’s bandmate in Foss, a DIY punk band with roots in El Paso. Bixler-Zavala had voiced his help for Beto all through the candidate’s marketing campaign, praising his grassroots method to fundraising and his progressive insurance policies.
After the outcomes of the Texas race had been introduced on Tuesday, Cedric reacted to the information of O’Rourke’s loss on Twitter. In a poignant sequence of tweets, he wrote a message addressed to his former bandmate. “I don’t care if [you] misplaced. You made them tremble with the easy prospect of actual change.” The musician voiced his respect and admiration for Beto’s marketing campaign, and issued a name to Texans and progressives in all places. “Keep filming. Keep difficult. Keep preventing. Keep accountability lit underneath their ft. Keep exhibiting them your bullet scars. Keep exhibiting them the cages. Keep reminding them they work for us. Keep reminding them that we’re all a part of the human situation.”
In August, Bixler-Zavala spoke to Remezcla about his expertise touring with Beto in Foss. According to him, O’Rourke (and the remainder of the band) made a major impression on him. “I discovered the way to fuck shit up from them,” Bixler-Zavala mentioned. “I really consider Beto to be the reply. He actually provides a fuck.”
Check out Cedric’s tweets beneath: