Beto O’Rourke’s First Town Hall Meeting Since Midterms

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Representative Beto O’Rourke held his first town hall meeting since the midterm elections.

He talked about the crises at the border, and our Jessica Nevarez asked him the question on everyone’s mind, will we see a presidential run in 2020.

“Your actions bring great credit to El Paso, the state of Texas, and our nation and I thank you.” 

Beto O’Rourke held his first town hall since falling short to Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat during the midterm elections, but still had plenty of supporters.

But before opening the floor for questions and comments, he introduced Veronica Escobar who will be taking his seat in congress in January. Something she says is bitter sweet.

“He was a fantastic member of congress and i’m still heartbroken about the loss.” Says Escobar. 

After addressing the border crises and the recent tear gassing of migrants at the border,

“This one is on all of us and how we choose to respond” Responded O’Rourke.

Questions about a possible 2020 presidential run came up from O’Rourke’s supporters. Something he says he isn’t focused on right now.

“I’m focused on my family right now, i’m focused on finishing up this job strong in the next 4 weeks that I have on my term and then after that we will see what comes.” Responded O’Rourke.

Something both Escobar and O’Rourke supporters hope will end in a 2020 run.

“I have faith that there’s something bigger and better in the horizon for him.” Said Escobar. 

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