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Floundering presidential candidate and former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) will return to the campaign trail Thursday with a “major address to the nation” in El, Paso, Texas.
In a statement, the O’Rourke campaign said the candidate will deliver remarks detailing “the path forward for his presidential campaign and for the future of the country.”
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O’Rourke has remained in El Paso, his hometown and former congressional district, since the city’s deadly mass shooting that claimed 22 lives and left 25 wounded on August 3rd. The White House hopeful has repeatedly blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting and urged him not to visit El Paso in wake of the tragedy — a demand the president ignored.
“He is a racist, and he stokes racism in this country. And it does not just offend our sensibilities; it fundamentally changes the character of this country, and it leads to violence,” the ex-congressman told reporters. “And again, there are still details that we are waiting on, but I’m just following the lead that I’ve heard from the El Paso Police Department where they say there are strong indications that this shooter wrote that manifesto and this was inspired by his hatred of people here in this community.”
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In an opinion-editorial published Tuesday by CNN, O’Rourke claimed conservative media outlets such as Breitbart News, Fox News, and Sinclair Media have sowed the “seeds of terror” akin to the tragedy in El Paso.
“The seeds of terror we saw that August day are transmitted day and night on Fox News, the most...
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