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Beto O’rourke on The debate-attacks:” I’m not running against someone,’ I’m with for the country

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The former Texas Congressman is challenged to make the most of the other White house hope has a carrier on the debate stage; Peter Doocy recap of Miami, Florida.

Beto O’rourke said Thursday he is “running against anybody”, when asked about the attacks of its competitors in the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle.

The former Congressman confessed on Thursday that he felt like a target, on the debate stage, especially after his Democratic opponent Julian Castro called him on immigration.

“I feel like my responsibility on stage is to describe and to define, what I want to do for this country, and the way in which I want to do it,” O’rourke said during an appearance on MSNBC the “Morning Joe.”

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“I’m not running against anyone — I’m for the United States of America. So I wanted to you about our vision, the reach, the resources that would allow us to do it.”

Julián Castro

“I’m not running against anyone — I’m for the United States of America. So I wanted to you about our vision, the reach, the resources that would allow us to do it.”

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He was not interviewed by the show hosts about why he use the platform to attack fellow Democrats and their policies, and in particular in view of the fact that O’rourke is behind in the polls.

While he does not hit his opponent, the other candidate had the same view and made repeated attacks against him.

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In a segment about immigration, O’rourke was pressed Castro about the question of whether he would transitions support decriminalization of the border, an idea that O’rourke wiped his concerns with regard to the prosecution of drug smugglers and human traffickers.

“I think it is a mistake, I think it is a mistake, Beto, and I think if you really want to change the system, then we have to repeal it, that in the section” Castro fired back. “If not, it could also have the same policy.”

O’rourke defends himself with the words, he would work to establish that the country’s immigration laws in General, prompting a strong rebuke of Castro.

“That’s actually not true. … If you have done your homework on this issue, you would have said know, we should be crossing the repeal [of the law, the punishment illegal border],” Castro.

“That’s actually not true. … If you have done your homework on this issue, you would know that we should be crossing the repeal [of the law, the punishment illegal border].”

— Julian Castro

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Despite the criticism, O’rourke an “A” rating gave himself for his performance on Thursday. “I was really happy how I did it. I got to put, why I’m running for President,” O’rourke said.

“My job is to explain that you are on stage and … you will bring together this country to have the means to actually get that done,” he added, also telling CNN that he felt other candidates were specifically targeting him.

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For his part, Castro, Fox News’ Shannon Bream said after the debate, which is not think its policy for decriminalization as radical as the people.

“He had obviously not done his homework,” said Castro, the dismissal of O’rourke’s concern about smugglers and drug dealers, by arguing that there are existing laws to deal with these issues.

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