Rep. Beto O’Rourke is going national, y’all.
No, he’s not running for president (yet?). After a video of his remarks on NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem went viral, Ellen DeGeneres let the Texas senate candidate know that she was a fan.
DeGeneres retweeted the video and tagged O’Rourke writing, “I’d like to meet you @BetoORourke.”
Some speculated whether DeGeneres’ tweet also served as an invitation to be on her show, and now we know that is indeed true.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 22, 2018
Representatives from The Ellen Show confirmed via press release that O’Rourke will make an appearance on the show on Wednesday, September 5.
“Ellen will discuss the hot topic with O’Rourke and his hopes to become the first Texas Democrat to win a statewide race since 1994,” Ellen’s reps said.
While the El Paso native has been featured in quick interviews on national news outlets, being on The Ellen Show will thrust O’Rourke into the spotlight for many who are not as politically-inclined.