Beto O’Rourke announces bid for president

Blanche Robertson
March 17, 2019

Vela said he also donated $2,000 to Julian Castro when the former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama announced his candidacy.

Asked about climate change specifically, O'Rourke rallied would-be supporters behind his call for a dramatic and admittedly costly approach to combatting climate change, enthusiastically endorsing the green new deal resolution and praising the progressive freshman Democrats who have pushed the proposal. There was speculation that O'Rourke, who ran for Senate past year, would try again for the Senate and challenge Sen.

"Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement".

"I could care less about your party persuasion", O'Rourke said.

Mirroring his unsuccessful campaign model, O'Rourke embarked on a solo road trip in January to meet voters, where he had been chronicling the trip on social media and raising some eyebrows with freakish antics such as a Instagram live stream from his dental hygienist's chair.

In his interview with Vanity Fair, Beto O'Rourke also said that he was "born to do this", referring to his bid to be elected as the 46 president of the United State.

In Burlington, O'Rourke distinguished himself from much of the rest of the field by saying he'd be open to remaking the structure of the Supreme Court so that it reflects modern US diversity, even saying he'd be open to justice term limits.

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The MP was speaking after a crucial vote in the Commons - which his party did not support - passed a motion to delay Brexit. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit had "diminished" with Thursday's votes.

Beto O'Rourke is already taking questions from voters in Keokuk, Iowa, in a bid to raise his profile.

"I think the voters will decide", said Sen.

Klobuchar was not the only 2020 candidate to welcome O'Rourke on Thursday.

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us", O'Rourke added.

Robert "Beto" O'Rourke officially launched his presidential campaign website on Thursday and despite touting the slogan "Beto for America" on the English webpage, the Spanish page translates his slogan into "Beto for everyone".

"These communities have slowly been hollowed out by the failure to transition from the extraction economy to a sustainable one", said former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who got his political start in the region.

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