Beto O'Rourke Announces His Run For President In 2020

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us", O'Rourke said seated alongside his wife Amy.

Vanity Fair published a lengthy, almost 9000-word profile of O'Rourke this week, in advance of his expected announcement, and the "Fox & Friends" crew couldn't help but try to mock the 46 year old who came surprisingly close to unseating Senator Ted Cruz this past November.

On the other hand, I don't think I can put it any better than this ideal headline run by Slate, stating simply "Beto 2020 has no reason to exist".

Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president, making it official with an online video released Thursday morning. "Yet Mr. O'Rourke also comes to the 2020 race with few notable legislative accomplishments after three terms in the House representing El Paso...." He took a solo road trip through the Southwest earlier this year, documenting his travels in a series of Medium posts reminiscent of Jack Kerouac.

O'Rourke has come under fire from some liberals in the months since his Senate race ended for appearing to break a pledge not to accept money from fossil fuel companies.

They have zeroed in on his refusal while in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor legislation providing "Medicare-for-all" and free college tuition, although during his Senate campaign O'Rourke promoted the idea of universal health care.

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O'Rourke is planning a series of stops in Iowa beginning Thursday, The Associated Press reported. In the 115th Congress, O'Rourke voted with President Trump 30 percent of the time, a much higher rate than many of his primary rivals. Ted Cruz in deeply red Texas last November.

Some had encouraged O'Rourke to make another run at the Senate again, challenging Republican Sen.

O'Rourke's entry is already reverberating around the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

He was so successful in mobilizing Democrat voters that even though he lost his race, Democratic candidates swept almost every judicial seat in Houston's Harris County (the most populous county in the state) and flipped a number of other important state appellate courts, deeply changing the state's judicial landscape. 'I do. I think I'd be good at it'.

"I had to be moving, I had to be meeting people", O'Rourke told Oprah Winfrey in a February interview.

Even President Donald Trump had a take, telling reporters that he watched O'Rourke's announcement and was puzzled by the former congressman's constant hand and arm movements.

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