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Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'

Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'Polling and pundits have repeatedly raised the question whether former Rep. Beto O'Rourke should drop out of the 2020 presidential race to run for Senate in Texas instead. Twice this week, O'Rourke said he will stay in the White House race.



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Beto O'Rourke: Trump talking about crowd sizes in El Paso shows 'how sick this guy is'

Beto O'Rourke: Trump talking about crowd sizes in El Paso shows 'how sick this guy is'Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke didn't mince words when asked about President Trump's recent visit to his community of El Paso, Texas.



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Beto O’Rourke decries 'white supremacist rhetoric’ in El Paso march

Beto O’Rourke decries 'white supremacist rhetoric’ in El Paso marchBeto O’Rourke joined an El Paso group Saturday marching in opposition to President Donald Trump’s “white supremacist rhetoric and policies.”



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Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debatesYang is the ninth candidate to qualify for a pair of debates in September and October.



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'He's a racist': Beto O'Rourke says President Trump is partly to blame for El Paso mass shooting

'He's a racist': Beto O'Rourke says President Trump is partly to blame for El Paso mass shootingBeto O'Rourke's comments came hours after a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart left 20 people dead and 26 injured.



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'El Paso Is the Strongest Place in the World.' Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Rush Home After Walmart Shooting

'El Paso Is the Strongest Place in the World.' Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Rush Home After Walmart Shooting“I’m incredibly saddened and it is very hard to think about this,” O’Rourke said as he fought back tears while speaking in Nevada. “"El Paso is the strongest place in the world. This community is going to come together. I'm going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown.”



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Beto Slams Warren’s ‘Mistaken’ Call to Decriminalize Border Crossings

Beto Slams Warren’s ‘Mistaken’ Call to Decriminalize Border CrossingsBeto O'Rourke criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday for suggesting that decriminalizing illegal border crossings is the most effective way to end family separations at the border.During the second round of Democratic primary debates Tuesday evening, Warren reiterated her support for eliminating the criminal statute prohibiting illegal entry into the country, which would ensure that only migrants who commit other, ostensibly more serious crimes can be detained.Asked about Warren's position during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, O'Rourke argued that the family separations that occurred at the border under the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” enforcement policy can be prevented without fundamentally altering immigration law.“I tried to correct the record, but wasn’t recognized to do this: Senator Warren mistakenly said that Donald Trump is using the criminal code to separate families and to cage kids and to visit this cruelty and inhumanity on our fellow human beings, and that’s just not right,” O'Rourke said.“You can use the civil code, the criminal code, or you could just look to one of the cruelest, most inhumane presidents that we’ve ever had. That’s the problem that we have right now. It’s not an immigration law that’s been on the books for decades,” he added.The former Texas congressman was one of just three Democratic primary candidates to demure when asked during the first round of debates whether they would support Representative Julian Castro's proposal to make illegal border crossing a civil, rather than a criminal, offense.O'Rourke, who grew up near the southern border in El Paso, Texas, defended his opposition to Castro's proposal by pointing out that section 1325 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which makes crossing the border a criminal offense, is primarily being used to detain people who are suspected of human or drug trafficking. In fact, only roughly ten percent of people caught crossing the border illegally this year were prosecuted under section 1325.



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Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'

Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.



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Beto O’Rourke: ‘Remain In Mexico’ Asylum Policy Is ‘Inhumane,’ Causes ‘Suffering and Death’

Beto O’Rourke: ‘Remain In Mexico’ Asylum Policy Is ‘Inhumane,’ Causes ‘Suffering and Death’Beto O'Rourke labeled the Trump administration's “Remain in Mexico” policy “inhumane” and said it causes “suffering and death” during a Sunday appearance on CBS News's Face the Nation.The Remain in Mexico policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, require that certain asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while their claims are being adjudicated. The Trump administration, in an effort to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the border, announced an expansion of the program last month as part of a trade deal with Mexico.O'Rourke, who had just returned from visiting asylum-seekers in Ciudad Juarez who were then awaiting entry into the U.S., lambasted the Trump administration for not allowing the migrants to enter the country and remain until their respective hearings.“Me going over to Ciudad Juarez today, our — our sister city across the border from El Paso — to meet with asylum seekers who have traveled hundreds, in some cases thousands, of miles fleeing the deadliest countries on the face of the planet coming to this country trying to follow our asylum laws and through a program that effectively shuts them out of this country and our laws are forced to stay in Ciudad Juarez, where they are prey to criminal organizations, where they are penniless and where they are suffering and where too many feel like they are forced to try to cross in between our ports of entry,” O'Rourke told Margaret Brennan.“As we saw earlier this week, a picture of Oscar and Valeria, who died trying to do that from what the Matamoros to Brownsville,” he continued. “This inhumane policy is causing suffering and death, and I want to call attention to what we are doing. So going to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and meeting with these asylum seekers is a great way for the American public to know what is being done in our name right now.”The comments came after acting homeland-security secretary Kevin McAleenan credited the expansion of the MPP with reducing the flow of asylum-seekers that has overwhelmed holding facilities in recent months.Migrant apprehensions fell to 87,000 in June after reaching 144,000 in May. There have been 600,000 apprehensions at the border this fiscal year, the highest number of any fiscal year in a decade.



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Beto breaks into Spanish at Democratic debate

Beto breaks into Spanish at Democratic debateFormer Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke answered his first question at the 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Miami — in both English and Spanish.



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