Beto walks back campaign jokes about his wife's childcare
O'Rourke answers questions in Iowa during his second day of campaigning. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Details: In his first days on the campaign trail, O'Rourke frequently joked that his wife Amy raised their 3 children "sometimes with my help." Despite laughs, this drew criticism for coming across as insensitive to challenges faced by single parents. At a podcast taping in Iowa O'Rourke said he plans to be "more thoughtful" in how he talks about his marriage and that he doesn't plan on making the same joke again, per the AP.