Beto Announces 2020 Run

Beto Announces 2020 Run

Beto Announces 2020 Run

After months of mulling the decision, including a highly-publicized solo road trip through the Midwest as he went "in and out of a funk", unsuccessful Senate candidate and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) confirmed to a local Texas station that he plans to run for president.

He released an announcement video from El Paso, in which he sits on a couch and addresses the camera, linking arms with his wife, Amy.

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us".

"We saw the power of this in Texas, where people allowed no difference, however great or however small, to stand between them and divide us", O'Rourke said. Ted Cruz previous year, O'Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso.

Turning his attention to the environment, the former congressman said, "perhaps, most importantly of all - because our very existence depends on it - we can unleash the ingenuity and creativity of millions of Americans who want to ensure that we squarely confront the challenge of climate change before it's too late". We are truly now, more than ever, the last great hope of Earth. "We are going to show the country who we are".

The president was not alone in noticing O'Rourke's hands in the video, but his knock on the 2020 hopeful's hands struck many people online as ironic, considering his own hand movements during speeches are well known. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018, will announce his candidacy on Thursday, KSTM-TV reported.

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in the text.

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O'Rourke was little-known outside his hometown of El Paso until he challenged Republican Sen.

His comments were carried live on several cable television networks, something other Democrats in the already crowded White House field haven't had.

Meanwhile, Gingrich compared O'Rourke, the former representative from Texas who almost defeated Sen.

While challenging Cruz, O'Rourke insisted that he had no interest in running for president, vowing to quietly return to El Paso should he lose.

President Trump campaigned hard for Cruz, lobbing attacks against O'Rourke as he campaigned in the Lone Star State. I think she is a very effective campaigner.

When asked about O'Rourke's entrance into the presidential race this morning, President Trump referred to O'Rourke's energetic hand movements in his announcement video and asked, "Is he insane or is that just the way he acts?"

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