in the vicinityVideoBeto O’rourke is planning a solo road trip, sparking new 2020 speculation
Texas Rep. Beto O ‘ Rourke – as a potential 2020 presidential candidate blasted President Trump tries to convey the “fear and paranoia”, in an effort to push its plans for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border in the midst of a partial government shutdown.
Trump and Democrats stagnate in their fight over funding for the border wall, one of the president’s oft-repeated election promise. Trump has demanded more than $5 billion in funding for the wall, the democratic leaders have surrender refused to his demands.
The following Trump, the first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday evening when he complained of a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” of rising illegal immigration, O’rourke said he wanted to meet “that fear with the truth.”
The democratic legislator, whose district includes El Paso, Texas, called the border “is one of the safest places in the United States,” in a video message posted to his social media accounts.
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“By any measure, the border is as secure as never before, and the President, with fear and anecdote, to try and instill a fear and paranoia to build the political will for the construction of this wall would cost $30 billion and private property and cause death and suffering as more asylum seekers are pushed more and more of the enemy extends from the U.S.-Mexico border – that was what we heard from the Oval Office and we need to meet, that is the fear with the truth,” O’rourke said.
O’rourke, 46, is a Federal-to-overthrow-wide attention during his quest, Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, during the 2018 mid-term elections. Since then, he was widely floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.
He is reportedly planning a solo trip around the country with opportunities to “pop-in-places” such as community colleges, in the midst of the speculation. O’rourke also recently a higher office got a boost from former presidential candidate Martin O’malley to seek.
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O’rourke, who has represented Texas’ 16th constituency since 2013, in comparison to previous presidents, Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy in his rise to political prominence.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and Gregg Re contributed to this report.