Beto O’Rourke: Taking The Fight Places Terrorized By Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Beto O’Rourke: Taking The Fight Places Terrorized By Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC


CONGRESSWOMEN ILHAN OMAR AND RASHIDA TALIB. RASHIDA TALIB. WE’LL ASK THE PREZ KJS WE’LL ASK THE PREZ KJS CANDIDATES ABOUT THAT. CANDIDATES ABOUT THAT. OUR FIRST GUEST TONIGHT BETO OUR FIRST GUEST TONIGHT BETO O’ROURKE RESTARTED HIS PREZ O’ROURKE RESTARTED HIS PREZ PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TONIGHT. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TONIGHT. IT WAS A DEEPLY PERSONAL SPEECH. IT WAS A DEEPLY PERSONAL SPEECH. BETO O’ROURKE REMINISCED ABOUT BETO O’ROURKE REMINISCED ABOUT PASSING THE SPOT WHERE HE WAS PASSING THE SPOT WHERE HE WAS SPEAKING TODAY BACK WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING TODAY BACK WHEN HE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL KID ON HIS WAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL KID ON HIS WAY TO EL PASO HIGH EVERY DAY. EL PASO HIGH EVERY DAY. AND YOU COULD HEAR THE EL PASO AND YOU COULD HEAR THE EL PASO HIGH BAND PRACTICING IN THE HIGH BAND PRACTICING IN THE BACKGROUND DURING THIS SPEECH. BACKGROUND DURING THIS SPEECH. THE ONLY POLICY PRESCRIPTION THE ONLY POLICY PRESCRIPTION BETO O’ROURKE OUTLINED IN BETO O’ROURKE OUTLINED IN TODAY’S SPEECH WAS HOW TO REDUCE TODAY’S SPEECH WAS HOW TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW TO GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW TO STOP MASS MURDERERS FROM USING STOP MASS MURDERERS FROM USING THE WEAPONS OF WAR TO KILL AS THE WEAPONS OF WAR TO KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS THEY POSSIBLY MANY PEOPLE AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN. CAN. THAT WAS THE POLICY BETO THAT WAS THE POLICY BETO O’ROURKE CONCENTRATED ON TODAY O’ROURKE CONCENTRATED ON TODAY BECAUSE FOR HIM ON THAT ISSUE BECAUSE FOR HIM ON THAT ISSUE THE POLICY AND THE PERSONAL ARE THE POLICY AND THE PERSONAL ARE NOW INSEPARABLE. NOW INSEPARABLE.>>FLYING HOME FROM LAS VEGAS,>>FLYING HOME FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, WHEN I GOT THE NEWS, NEVADA, WHEN I GOT THE NEWS, YOUNG GENTLEMAN NAMED CHRIS YOUNG GENTLEMAN NAMED CHRIS WALKS UP TO ME AND SAYS I’M WALKS UP TO ME AND SAYS I’M FLYING BACK TO EL PASO AS WELL FLYING BACK TO EL PASO AS WELL BECAUSE I JUST LEARNED THAT MY BECAUSE I JUST LEARNED THAT MY MOTHER ROSEMARY HAS BEEN SHOT OF MOTHER ROSEMARY HAS BEEN SHOT OF THAT WAL-MART AND I HAVE NO IDEA THAT WAL-MART AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE’S DOING, WHAT HER WHAT SHE’S DOING, WHAT HER CONDITION IS, NOTHING, NO NEWS. CONDITION IS, NOTHING, NO NEWS. AND I SAID IF IT’S ANY HELP, I, AND I SAID IF IT’S ANY HELP, I, MY WIFE AMY WOULD LOVE TO JOIN MY WIFE AMY WOULD LOVE TO JOIN YOU. YOU. AND HE SAID THAT WOULD BE GREAT, AND HE SAID THAT WOULD BE GREAT, I COULD USE THE HELP RIGHT NOW. I COULD USE THE HELP RIGHT NOW. WE WENT OVER TO UMC. WE WENT OVER TO UMC. WHEN YOU WALKED INTO THAT ROOM, WHEN YOU WALKED INTO THAT ROOM, CHRIS, AND YOUR MOTHER ROSEMARY CHRIS, AND YOUR MOTHER ROSEMARY WHO HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE CHEST, WHO HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE CHEST, BOTH OF HER LUNGS PERFORATED, BOTH OF HER LUNGS PERFORATED, TUBES COMING OUT OF HER CHEST TUBES COMING OUT OF HER CHEST SNAKING THROUGH THE HOSPITAL SNAKING THROUGH THE HOSPITAL SHEET COMING DOWN ONTO THE SHEET COMING DOWN ONTO THE FLOOR, A MASK OVER HER FACE, THE FLOOR, A MASK OVER HER FACE, THE BIGGEST SMILE I’VE EVER SEEN BIGGEST SMILE I’VE EVER SEEN PRODUCED BY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING PRODUCED BY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING TO SEE YOU IN THAT ROOM. TO SEE YOU IN THAT ROOM. AND FOR YOUR SISTERS TO BE THERE AND FOR YOUR SISTERS TO BE THERE AS WELL, AND THE STRENGTH AND AS WELL, AND THE STRENGTH AND GRACE TO GREET ME A COMPLETE GRACE TO GREET ME A COMPLETE STRANGER IN HER LIFE AND MAKE STRANGER IN HER LIFE AND MAKE SURE I FELT WELCOMED IN HER SURE I FELT WELCOMED IN HER INTENSIVE CARE UNIT HOSPITAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT HOSPITAL ROOM. ROOM. TO MEET THE NURSES AND THE TO MEET THE NURSES AND THE DOCTORS AND THE FRONT LINE STAFF DOCTORS AND THE FRONT LINE STAFF THAT WERE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WERE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT. THAT SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT. AND I WONDERED TO MYSELF WHERE AND I WONDERED TO MYSELF WHERE IN THE WORLD DID SHE GET THAT IN THE WORLD DID SHE GET THAT STRENGTH AND THAT COURAGE? STRENGTH AND THAT COURAGE? WELL, THE NEXT DAY AT DEL SOL WELL, THE NEXT DAY AT DEL SOL HOSPITAL I FOUND THE ANSWER. HOSPITAL I FOUND THE ANSWER. IT WAS HER MOTHER WHO WAS IN HER IT WAS HER MOTHER WHO WAS IN HER EARLY 80s WHO WAS ALSO SHOT IN EARLY 80s WHO WAS ALSO SHOT IN THE STOMACH, AND THOUGH SHE WAS THE STOMACH, AND THOUGH SHE WAS SHOT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THAT SHOT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THAT SHOOTING SHE TENDED TO OTHER SHOOTING SHE TENDED TO OTHER VICTIMS IN THE PARKING LOT AND VICTIMS IN THE PARKING LOT AND INSIDE THE STORE. INSIDE THE STORE. BEFORE SHE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BEFORE SHE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE WOUNDS THAT SHE WAS WALKING THE WOUNDS THAT SHE WAS WALKING WITH THAT ULTIMATELY FORCED HER WITH THAT ULTIMATELY FORCED HER TO HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND THEN LAY TO HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND THEN LAY DOWN AND BE TAKEN INTO A DOWN AND BE TAKEN INTO A HOSPITAL WHERE AGAIN HER LIFE HOSPITAL WHERE AGAIN HER LIFE WAS SAVED. WAS SAVED. BY EXTRAORDINARY EL PASOANS FROM BY EXTRAORDINARY EL PASOANS FROM THIS COMMUNITY. THIS COMMUNITY.>>BETO O’ROURKE SAID FROM NOW>>BETO O’ROURKE SAID FROM NOW HE WOULD NOT BE RUNNING USING HE WOULD NOT BE RUNNING USING THE STANDARD CAMPAIGN PLAY BOOK. THE STANDARD CAMPAIGN PLAY BOOK.>>SOMEONE ASKED IF I’D BE>>SOMEONE ASKED IF I’D BE HEADING BACK TO IOWA TO GO TO HEADING BACK TO IOWA TO GO TO THE IOWA STATE FAIR, CORN DOGS THE IOWA STATE FAIR, CORN DOGS AND FERRIS WHEELS, AND I SAID, AND FERRIS WHEELS, AND I SAID, NO, I CAN’T GO BACK FOR THAT. NO, I CAN’T GO BACK FOR THAT. BUT I ALSO CANNOT GO BACK TO BUT I ALSO CANNOT GO BACK TO THAT. THAT. THE KIND OF CHALLENGES THAT WE THE KIND OF CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE IN THIS COUNTRY AT THIS FACE IN THIS COUNTRY AT THIS MOMENT OF CRISIS REQUIRE AN MOMENT OF CRISIS REQUIRE AN URGENCY. URGENCY. UNLESS WE WANT TO REAP THE UNLESS WE WANT TO REAP THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO MEET CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO MEET THEM, CONSEQUENCES THAT WE LIVED THEM, CONSEQUENCES THAT WE LIVED AND I HOPE LEARNED FROM EL PASO AND I HOPE LEARNED FROM EL PASO ON AUGUST 3rd. ON AUGUST 3rd. AND SO TO THOSE PLACES WHERE AND SO TO THOSE PLACES WHERE DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN TERRORIZING AND TERRIFYING AND TERRORIZING AND TERRIFYING AND DEMEANING OUR FELLOW AMERICANS, DEMEANING OUR FELLOW AMERICANS, THAT’S WHERE YOU WILL FIND ME THAT’S WHERE YOU WILL FIND ME AND THIS CAMPAIGN. AND THIS CAMPAIGN.>>AND TONIGHT WE FIND BETO>>AND TONIGHT WE FIND BETO O’ROURKE IN MISSISSIPPI, WHICH O’ROURKE IN MISSISSIPPI, WHICH IS NOT ONE OF THE IMPORTANT IS NOT ONE OF THE IMPORTANT EARLY PRIMARY STATES FOR EARLY PRIMARY STATES FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. JOINING US NOW IS FORMER TEXAS JOINING US NOW IS FORMER TEXAS CONGRESSMAN AND DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O’ROURKE. O’ROURKE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN US TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE. O’ROURKE. REALLY APPRECIATE IT. REALLY APPRECIATE IT.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON.>>AND WHAT FINDS YOU IN>>AND WHAT FINDS YOU IN MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT? MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT?>>I’LL BE VISITING TOMORROW>>I’LL BE VISITING TOMORROW WITH THOSE FAMILIES WHO WERE THE WITH THOSE FAMILIES WHO WERE THE SUBJECT OF THAT HEARTLESS RAID SUBJECT OF THAT HEARTLESS RAID THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT LAST WEEK. THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT LAST WEEK. MORE THAN 600 HUMAN BEINGS MORE THAN 600 HUMAN BEINGS WORKING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST WORKING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST JOBS IN AMERICA, COME INTO THIS JOBS IN AMERICA, COME INTO THIS COUNTRY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF COUNTRY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF ENSURING WE CAN FEED OURSELVES ENSURING WE CAN FEED OURSELVES OR CLOTHE OURSELVES OR TAKE CARE OR CLOTHE OURSELVES OR TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES. OF OURSELVES. SOME WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR SOME WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR DECADES, ROUNDED UP, SEPARATED DECADES, ROUNDED UP, SEPARATED FROM THEIR KIDS ON THE FIRST DAY FROM THEIR KIDS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN MANY CASES, WITHOUT OF SCHOOL IN MANY CASES, WITHOUT ANY PROVISION FOR THE WELFARE OF ANY PROVISION FOR THE WELFARE OF THOSE KIDS SOME OF WHOM ENDED UP THOSE KIDS SOME OF WHOM ENDED UP SLEEPING IN A GYM. SLEEPING IN A GYM. THANK GOD THE OWNER OF THAT GYM THANK GOD THE OWNER OF THAT GYM OPENED THE DOORS TO THEM. OPENED THE DOORS TO THEM. TAKING CARE OF COMMUNITIES — TAKING CARE OF COMMUNITIES — TAKEN CARE OF BY COMMUNITIES TAKEN CARE OF BY COMMUNITIES LIKE CANTON JUST OUTSIDE OF LIKE CANTON JUST OUTSIDE OF JACKSON WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. JACKSON WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO BE WITH THEM. I WANT TO BE WITH THEM. AND AT A MOMENT WHEN THE AND AT A MOMENT WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS TERRORIZING THEM PRESIDENT IS TERRORIZING THEM AND TERRIFYING THOSE KIDS I WANT AND TERRIFYING THOSE KIDS I WANT TO LIFT THEM UP AND MAKE SURE WE TO LIFT THEM UP AND MAKE SURE WE HEAR THEIR STORIES AND COMPEL TO HEAR THEIR STORIES AND COMPEL TO DO THE RIGHT THING, LEGALIZE DO THE RIGHT THING, LEGALIZE THEIR STAY HERE IN THE UNITED THEIR STAY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SO THEY AND STATES OF AMERICA SO THEY AND THEIR KIDS DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE THEIR KIDS DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY IN FEAR. IN THIS COUNTRY IN FEAR.>>IF YOU ARE ON THE DEBATE>>IF YOU ARE ON THE DEBATE STAGE WITH DONALD TRUMP, WHAT STAGE WITH DONALD TRUMP, WHAT POLICY PRESCRIS WOULD YOU OFFER POLICY PRESCRIS WOULD YOU OFFER IN THIS CATEGORY IN IMMIGRATION IN THIS CATEGORY IN IMMIGRATION AND SOMETHING THAT WOULD PREVENT AND SOMETHING THAT WOULD PREVENT THESE KINDS OF RAIDS THAT WE’VE THESE KINDS OF RAIDS THAT WE’VE SEEN? SEEN?>>I’D OFFER EL PASO, TEXAS.>>I’D OFFER EL PASO, TEXAS. IT IS ONE OF IF NOT THE SAFEST IT IS ONE OF IF NOT THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OF CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AMERICA. AND I’D TELL DONALD TRUMP AND AND I’D TELL DONALD TRUMP AND EVERYONE WHO’S WATCHING THAT WE EVERYONE WHO’S WATCHING THAT WE ARE SAFE NOT DESPITE BUT BECAUSE ARE SAFE NOT DESPITE BUT BECAUSE WE ARE A CITY OF IMMIGRANTS. WE ARE A CITY OF IMMIGRANTS. THOSE WHO CHOSE US AND LEFT THOSE WHO CHOSE US AND LEFT BEHIND THEIR FAMILY, THEIR BEHIND THEIR FAMILY, THEIR LANGUAGE, THEIR COMMUNITIES, LANGUAGE, THEIR COMMUNITIES, THEIR COUNTRY TO DO BETTER FOR THEIR COUNTRY TO DO BETTER FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR KIDS HAVE THEMSELVES AND THEIR KIDS HAVE ALSO DONE BETTER FOR US. ALSO DONE BETTER FOR US. THEIR PRESENCE MAKES US STRONGER THEIR PRESENCE MAKES US STRONGER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL AND SAFER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL AND SAFER THAN WE WOULD HAVE BEEN THAN WE WOULD HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE. OTHERWISE. WE DON’T NEED WALL. WE DON’T NEED WALL. WE DON’T NEED KIDS IN CAGES. WE DON’T NEED KIDS IN CAGES. WE DON’T NEED THESE I.C.E. RAIDS WE DON’T NEED THESE I.C.E. RAIDS AND INTERNAL ROUND UPS AND AND INTERNAL ROUND UPS AND DEPORTATIONS. DEPORTATIONS. WE TREAT PEOPLE WITH THE DIGNITY WE TREAT PEOPLE WITH THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE AS AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE AS HUMAN BEINGS. HUMAN BEINGS. AND WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY SAFER AND WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY SAFER AND MORE SECURE AS A RESULT. AND MORE SECURE AS A RESULT. SO WE KNOW THE PATH. SO WE KNOW THE PATH. WE HAVE THE EXAMPLE IN EL PASO WE HAVE THE EXAMPLE IN EL PASO AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE SHARE THAT EVERYWHERE IN THIS SHARE THAT EVERYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE, I>>CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE, I ACTUALLY TWEETED A PHOTOGRAPH OF ACTUALLY TWEETED A PHOTOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO WAS ONE OF THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO WAS IN SCHOOL WHEN HER FATHER WAS IN SCHOOL WHEN HER FATHER WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE WORKPLACE, TAKEN AWAY FROM THE WORKPLACE, HAD NO IDEA WHETHER SHE WAS HAD NO IDEA WHETHER SHE WAS GOING TO SEE HIM AGAIN. GOING TO SEE HIM AGAIN. SHE WAS JUST HUNCHED UP IN SHE WAS JUST HUNCHED UP IN TEARS. TEARS. AND I DIRECTED IT TO TRUMP AND I DIRECTED IT TO TRUMP VOTERS, AND I ASKED THEM WHAT DO VOTERS, AND I ASKED THEM WHAT DO YOU SEE, WHAT DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SEE, WHAT DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH, AND YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH, AND I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE OUT A LOT I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE OUT A LOT OF THE ANSWERS BECAUSE THEY WERE OF THE ANSWERS BECAUSE THEY WERE VILE AND VICIOUS AND HORRIBLE VILE AND VICIOUS AND HORRIBLE AND BEYOND DESCRIPTION AND UGLY. AND BEYOND DESCRIPTION AND UGLY. BUT THE ONE THAT SURVIVES FOR BUT THE ONE THAT SURVIVES FOR TELEVISION PRESENTATION WHICH TELEVISION PRESENTATION WHICH WAS THE MOST FREQUENT ONE WAS WE WAS THE MOST FREQUENT ONE WAS WE BLAME THE PARENTS. BLAME THE PARENTS. WE TRUMP VOTERS BLAME THE WE TRUMP VOTERS BLAME THE PARENTS WHO BROUGHT THAT CHILD PARENTS WHO BROUGHT THAT CHILD TO THIS COUNTRY, PUT THAT CHILD TO THIS COUNTRY, PUT THAT CHILD IN THAT SITUATION. IN THAT SITUATION. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE VOTERS? VOTERS?>>YOU KNOW WHAT, I WAS JUST>>YOU KNOW WHAT, I WAS JUST TALKING TO SOMEBODY HERE IN TALKING TO SOMEBODY HERE IN JACKSON AND THEY WERE TELLING ME JACKSON AND THEY WERE TELLING ME ABOUT GOING TO CHURCH IN A ABOUT GOING TO CHURCH IN A CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITY, YES MOST CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITY, YES MOST OF THE CONGREGATION ARE OF THE CONGREGATION ARE REPUBLICANS AND THE PASTOR REPUBLICANS AND THE PASTOR POINTED OUT WHAT YOU JUST DID, POINTED OUT WHAT YOU JUST DID, THIS IS NOT RIGHT, THIS IS NOT THIS IS NOT RIGHT, THIS IS NOT AMERICA. AMERICA. AND INSTEAD OF HATING ON THESE AND INSTEAD OF HATING ON THESE PEOPLE OR JUDGING THOSE PARENTS PEOPLE OR JUDGING THOSE PARENTS OR LEAVING THESE KIDS TO THEIR OR LEAVING THESE KIDS TO THEIR OWN DEVICES DEFENSELESS IN THE OWN DEVICES DEFENSELESS IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET, WHAT IF WE CAME OF THE PLANET, WHAT IF WE CAME TOGETHER AND PROVIDED FOR THESE TOGETHER AND PROVIDED FOR THESE KIDS. KIDS. AND THIS PERSON TOLD ME THAT AND THIS PERSON TOLD ME THAT CONGREGATION ERUPTED IN APPLAUSE CONGREGATION ERUPTED IN APPLAUSE AND GAVE OF THEMSELVES AND OF AND GAVE OF THEMSELVES AND OF THEIR WEALTH TO MAKE SURE THOSE THEIR WEALTH TO MAKE SURE THOSE KIDS AND THOSE FAMILIES ARE KIDS AND THOSE FAMILIES ARE OKAY. OKAY. I BELIEVE IN AMERICA. I BELIEVE IN AMERICA. I BELIEVE IN REPUBLICANS AND I BELIEVE IN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS ALIKE. ALIKE. YEAH, THERE ARE SOME HATEFUL YEAH, THERE ARE SOME HATEFUL PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND YES, PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND YES, WE’VE SEEN A RISE IN WHITE WE’VE SEEN A RISE IN WHITE SUPREMACY, IN WHITE NATIONALISM SUPREMACY, IN WHITE NATIONALISM AND WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM AND WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM BROUGHT HOME TO EL PASO, TEXAS, BROUGHT HOME TO EL PASO, TEXAS, ON AUGUST 3rd. ON AUGUST 3rd. BUT I’M CONFIDENT IF WE TELL BUT I’M CONFIDENT IF WE TELL THAT FULL STORY OF THAT CHILD THAT FULL STORY OF THAT CHILD AND THEIR PARENTS, WE’RE GOING AND THEIR PARENTS, WE’RE GOING TO CALL ON THE HEARTS OF FELLOW TO CALL ON THE HEARTS OF FELLOW AMERICANS, GALVANIZE A COUNTRY AMERICANS, GALVANIZE A COUNTRY THAT NEEDS TO ACT. THAT NEEDS TO ACT. AND IF WE DON’T, WE’RE GOING TO AND IF WE DON’T, WE’RE GOING TO SEE MORE ATTACKS LIKE THOSE IN SEE MORE ATTACKS LIKE THOSE IN EL PASO, MORE RAIDS LIKE WE SAW EL PASO, MORE RAIDS LIKE WE SAW JUST OUTSIDE OF JACKSON, JUST OUTSIDE OF JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. WE WILL LOSE THE GENIUS OF WE WILL LOSE THE GENIUS OF AMERICA, THIS FOUNDATIONAL IDEA AMERICA, THIS FOUNDATIONAL IDEA THAT WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL THAT WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL AND THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE AND THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET CAN FIND A HOME HERE IN PLANET CAN FIND A HOME HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MAKE US BETTER AND MAKE US GREAT MAKE US BETTER AND MAKE US GREAT FOR THE FACT THAT THEY CHOSE US FOR THE FACT THAT THEY CHOSE US AND ARE HERE. AND ARE HERE. I SAID TODAY IN THIS SPEECH, IF I SAID TODAY IN THIS SPEECH, IF WE DO NOT WAKE UP TO THIS WE DO NOT WAKE UP TO THIS CHALLENGE, TO THIS THREAT, THEN CHALLENGE, TO THIS THREAT, THEN WE AS AMERICANS, AS THIS IDEA OF WE AS AMERICANS, AS THIS IDEA OF AMERICA WILL DIE IN OUR SLEEP. AMERICA WILL DIE IN OUR SLEEP. AND WE CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO AND WE CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. HAPPEN.>>CONGRESSMAN, I WANT TO ASK>>CONGRESSMAN, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE POLICY YOU ABOUT THE POLICY PRESCRIPTION YOU OFFERED TODAY PRESCRIPTION YOU OFFERED TODAY ON THE WEAPONS OF MASS MURDER IN ON THE WEAPONS OF MASS MURDER IN AMERICA, THE ASSAULT RIFLES THAT AMERICA, THE ASSAULT RIFLES THAT WE’VE SEEN USED IN THESE MASS WE’VE SEEN USED IN THESE MASS MURDERS. MURDERS. YOU’VE GONE BEYOND NOW AN YOU’VE GONE BEYOND NOW AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN AS A MATTER ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN AS A MATTER OF SALES, WHICH IS REALLY THE OF SALES, WHICH IS REALLY THE ONLY WAY IT’S BEEN TALKED ABOUT ONLY WAY IT’S BEEN TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST IS BANNING THE SALE. IN THE PAST IS BANNING THE SALE. YOU’RE NOW TALKING ABOUT GETTING YOU’RE NOW TALKING ABOUT GETTING THEM OFF THE STREETS ENTIRELY. THEM OFF THE STREETS ENTIRELY.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THESE WEAPONS OF WAR WHICH WERE THESE WEAPONS OF WAR WHICH WERE DESIGNED TO KILL PEOPLE AS DESIGNED TO KILL PEOPLE AS EFFECTIVELY, AS EFFICIENTLY IN EFFECTIVELY, AS EFFICIENTLY IN AS GREAT A NUMBER AS POSSIBLE, AS GREAT A NUMBER AS POSSIBLE, LISTENING TO THOSE SURGEONS, LISTENING TO THOSE SURGEONS, THOSE TRAUMA SURGEONS IN EL PASO THOSE TRAUMA SURGEONS IN EL PASO WHO ALSO WORK AT WILLIAM WHO ALSO WORK AT WILLIAM BEAUMONT MEDICAL CENTER AND THEY BEAUMONT MEDICAL CENTER AND THEY TOLD ME THE WOUNDS THEY’RE TOLD ME THE WOUNDS THEY’RE TREATING IN EL PASO ARE MUCH TREATING IN EL PASO ARE MUCH LIKE THE WOUNDS THEY TREATED IN LIKE THE WOUNDS THEY TREATED IN AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND THEY AFGHANISTAN, IN IRAQ AND THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY. HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY. AND WE MUST STOP SELLING THEM IN AND WE MUST STOP SELLING THEM IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND KEEP THEM ON OUR COMMUNITIES AND KEEP THEM ON THE BATTLEFIELD, I THINK IT’S THE BATTLEFIELD, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT NOW AND I CANNOT IMPORTANT NOW AND I CANNOT ESCAPE THE CONCLUSION AND LOGIC ESCAPE THE CONCLUSION AND LOGIC AND THE FACT THAT THE ONLY WAY AND THE FACT THAT THE ONLY WAY WE’RE GOING TO MAKE US SAFER, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE US SAFER, THE ONLY WAY WE’RE GOING TO LIVE THE ONLY WAY WE’RE GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT TERROR OF THESE SCHOOL WITHOUT TERROR OF THESE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS OR THESE PUBLIC SHOOTINGS OR THESE PUBLIC MARKETPLACE SHOOTINGS OR THESE MARKETPLACE SHOOTINGS OR THESE CONCERTS OR SYNAGOGUES OR CONCERTS OR SYNAGOGUES OR CHURCHES WHERE SHOOTINGS ARE CHURCHES WHERE SHOOTINGS ARE TAKING PLACE ARE TO TAKE THESE TAKING PLACE ARE TO TAKE THESE GUNS OFF THE STREET. GUNS OFF THE STREET. AND TO PAY PEOPLE WHO OWN THOSE AND TO PAY PEOPLE WHO OWN THOSE AK-47s AND THOSE AR-15s WHICH AK-47s AND THOSE AR-15s WHICH YOU DO NOT NEED TO HUNT, WHICH YOU DO NOT NEED TO HUNT, WHICH YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROTECT YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR HOME, WHICH ARE ONLY NEEDED TO HOME, WHICH ARE ONLY NEEDED TO KILL AN ENEMY SOLDIER ON THE KILL AN ENEMY SOLDIER ON THE BATTLEFIELD. BATTLEFIELD. I KNOW THAT IS POLITICALLY I KNOW THAT IS POLITICALLY DIFFICULT CONCLUSION TO COME TO DIFFICULT CONCLUSION TO COME TO AND IT’S MORE PEOPLE HAVE NOT, AND IT’S MORE PEOPLE HAVE NOT, IT’S WHY I HAVE NOT FRANKLY IT’S WHY I HAVE NOT FRANKLY UNTIL THIS POINT. UNTIL THIS POINT. BUT IF I REALLY CARE ABOUT THE


45 Comments

Moscow Mitch · August 16, 2019 at 4:53 am

BETO IS BETTER THAN TRUMPO THE CLOWN!

Nate Dunn · August 16, 2019 at 4:59 am

Fake !!!

Jeriba Shigan · August 16, 2019 at 5:02 am

Not gonna lie Beto gets more annoying the more I see him. He needs to go away already.

mary jones · August 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

amen amen amen!

john ellington · August 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

We can live in union but not perfection. Education. Te diga la verdad.

Ro G · August 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

t'rump's idea of empathy is talking about crowd sizes to people who almost died in a mass shooting partially motivated by his own words.
You can almost hear the sucking sound from the gaping vacuum that used to be his soul. 🤔😄😆😅😂

MoKXGu1 · August 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

Creeps comment here while real men serve .

Robert Smith · August 16, 2019 at 5:07 am

Congress the Senate, but Not the POTUS Gig…………………..not now

Fran Osborne · August 16, 2019 at 5:11 am

Beto O'Rourke, reminiscent of Bobby Kennedy in so many ways. Charismatic, articulate and passionate. Presidential material right there!

Max O. · August 16, 2019 at 5:13 am

Trump's priority is to destroy USA to satisfy his selfish urge. Nothing more.

mtronix · August 16, 2019 at 5:13 am

there are a lot of good candidates

U seven of 10 · August 16, 2019 at 5:14 am

Dream on Beto: There exist 400 Million (source msnbc; plus unregistered) guns in the USA. America is a violent country . * * *

BeachBum · August 16, 2019 at 5:19 am

Beto, please run for congress.

boRGus · August 16, 2019 at 5:21 am

At last a 'conviction' politician in the US. Someone speaking from the heart and not because it's politically judicious. Unfortunately I doubt it will catch on. After all he's talking sense about 'weapons of war'. He would make a great senator or congressman but it's too soon for POTUS…

Luis Borges · August 16, 2019 at 5:23 am

didn't beta drop out?

Shirley Andrews · August 16, 2019 at 5:44 am

Every problem we have now is due to OVER POPULATION. Humans are animals and we have not controlled the population so we die.horrible deaths. Chicken little was right !

Michael V · August 16, 2019 at 5:50 am

o'Rourke is just a politician

Wendy Pastore · August 16, 2019 at 5:53 am

Beto has always been an advocate for the immigrants Trump has been so cruel to. He’s always spoken against the lies.

I appreciate that Beto wants to lift people up, provide empathy and encouragement and to highlight the cruelty of our current administration but I don’t think this is going to help him win the presidency. It does make him a good and decent human being. Maybe he can have a job in the next administration helping immigrants in some way.

catalinacurio · August 16, 2019 at 6:06 am

Isn't it sad that when we use the term terrorize when referring to anything involving trump as president that he is the one terrorizing Americans… 😔

Carl Huffman · August 16, 2019 at 6:08 am

If you really want to stop mass murders, you'll find that Australia completely stopped them right after they bought all the guns back. We've had 252 mass shootings in the USA already. I would guess we're going to double that by the end of the year. So sad. The NRA has bought off so many politicians.

Gail Beterbide · August 16, 2019 at 6:20 am

Thank you, Beto.

algore lier · August 16, 2019 at 6:27 am

Pack it up Robbie. Your run is about finished

Michael ThaArchAngel · August 16, 2019 at 6:29 am

I an see why lindsey's so enthralled

Tracy DuPree · August 16, 2019 at 6:36 am

Many of tjose children left crying and all alone were AMERICANS born in this country ! . When you tell them that , they still don't care . Obviously , they are not capable of caring , just like their dear leader trump .

Marcel B. · August 16, 2019 at 6:37 am

You do not even have to go that far… it would be enough by far to get these weapons just out of the hands of these extremists. Background checks. If anyone is affiliated with white supremacy groups (or similar) and/or having a criminal record other than having smoked pot in highschool -> NO GUN ACCESS! Vote EVERY GOP member out of congress to get this legislation done!

Victoria Marie Miller · August 16, 2019 at 6:38 am

Beto please skip the Presidential run this time around. We need ro take a Senate seat from those shady Republicans. You are the man who can best do that. You will have such great impact in that position and it will give you the cred and name recognition needed to successfully make your way to the White House down the road. You're the strongest candidate for unseating the right in Texas.

algore lier · August 16, 2019 at 6:38 am

8:52 people of the planet can find a home here? How come Canada is not so welcoming? The dems can't possibly survive without "brining more in"

Tracy DuPree · August 16, 2019 at 6:40 am

Actually , I think all of those kids left to their own devises were AMERICANS . Born here . Or otherwise ICE would of arrested them as well and given them a court date . They do it individually . So I'm pretty sure all tjose kids that the REPUBLUCANS didn't care about … we're Americans . And how many American children do republicans care. About ? NONE ! unless they haven't been born yet .

algore lier · August 16, 2019 at 6:42 am

9:50 a gun shot is a gun shot wound. No matter where in the world it is at. So these are wepons of war because the doc said they he seen gun shot wounds in war? Im confused

Have a nice Dave · August 16, 2019 at 6:43 am

Beto "I hate myself cause I'm white" O'Rourke

G Q.M.F · August 16, 2019 at 6:43 am

Beto just needs to stop flailing his arm around so much.

algore lier · August 16, 2019 at 6:44 am

10:00 O'Donnell is like Yez Yezz Yeezzz. Good Robbie…

Leroy Harris · August 16, 2019 at 6:45 am

Phony little boy

Irma Knight · August 16, 2019 at 7:32 am

Trump is destroying America by dividing us with morbid stories and creating fear and of an 'invasion' that doesn't exist. The border crisis was created y his
Administration and is being used by Trump as concentration camps to fire up his base.

Veranda Tales · August 16, 2019 at 7:38 am

hometown El Paso tragedy crystallized Beto's raison d'être/prime directive, engage warp/beto drive..

peter dollins · August 16, 2019 at 8:03 am

The right to bear arms referred was limited not only to 'a well ordered militia' but those arms were flintlocks. Try those Yanks, loading and firing. So even a deer rifle that cam fire twenty or more bullet sis way beyond even the imagination of the founding Fathers.

1ronin · August 16, 2019 at 8:04 am

What a chump. Stay off the tables Robert Francis.

boston bevo · August 16, 2019 at 8:10 am

future host of an extremely low rated week-end show on cnn or bsnbc

Diogenes69 Wesley · August 16, 2019 at 8:31 am

Why is America allowing Trump to destroy her?

Doge 2020 · August 16, 2019 at 8:58 am

What happened after Australia's mandatory buyback program? Well, no more massacres since 1996. 23 years without a mass shooting after passing a law like that should tell you something.

Your Mom · August 16, 2019 at 9:11 am

Beto talks so much, but says so little. His words and platitudes can sound good and to the untrained ear even bring hope, yet so much substance is lost and solid concrete policy is no where to be found.
Bernie 2020

Whalyanoec Miosroliecya · August 16, 2019 at 9:17 am

Beto is all class; the polar opposite of that politically illiterate, bloviating Troglodyte in the White House!

Joe Hampton · August 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

Beto will make a great president

Crypto Jack · August 16, 2019 at 9:38 am

The goal here fellow citizens is to tear US apart, albeit long in the tooth, it is meticulous consistent and likely will prevail.

Rick Reactions · August 16, 2019 at 9:56 am

Beto O'n My Stork should just drop out already.

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