Beto O’Rourke Announces He’ll Run for President in 2020

Beto O’Rourke Announces He’ll Run for President in 2020

By michelmond

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We have another candidate for the 2020 presidential run. Democrat Beto O’Rourke is a congressman from El Paso, who lost the race for Senator to Republican Ted Cruz last year. During the race, O’Rourke shattered fundraising records, in total receiving $80 million from donors and ending the race just 3 percentage points behind Cruz.

In his run for president, O’Rourke calls his campaign the “largest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen.”

“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” the 46-year-old Democratic former congressman from Texas said in the video. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater.” “They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,” he said.

In his announcement video, O’Rourke speaks on immigration, saying, “if immigration is problem, its the best possible problem for this country to have. And we should ensure that there are lawful paths to work, to be with family and to flee persecution.”

He spoke on prison reform, saying, we can “work on real justice reform and confront the hard truth of slavery, segregation and suppression in the U.S.”

On healthcare, , “we can ensure that every single American can see a doctor.”

And last but not least, his views on climate control, “we can unleash the ingenuity and creativity of millions of Americans who want to ensure that we confront climate change before its too late.”

He simply wants to “re-unity a divide country.”

Written by Clarke Jones