Beto 2020 kicks off in Downtown El Paso

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor

betoEl Paso native, Beto O’Rourke kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign Saturday morning with a rally in Downtown El Paso.

The rally was held on the intersections of El Paso Street and Overland Ave.

O’Rourke spoke for a total of 35 minutes as he laid down the foundation of his campaign. Which included a plan for universal and guaranteed high-quality health care, climate change, criminal justice reform, such as the prohibition of marijuana, immigration laws regarding migrants and asylum seekers, and dreamers, and the economy of America.  

“It is here, from my hometown of El Paso, that I officially launch this campaign to serve you as the next President of the United States of America,” O’Rourke said to his constituents.

Just a block away in front of the Plaza Theatre, 125 W Mills Ave., the El Paso Republican party hosted the “Support Trump Rally.” Where supporters came dressed in Make America Great Again hats and clothes showcasing their support for President Trump and his bid to be re-elected into office.

The supporters in favor of Trump held their rally before O’Rourke started his. Midway during O’Rourke’s rally, members of the Republican party supporting Trump attempted to heckle the former congressman and his guest speakers which included wife Amy O’Rourke and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. O’Rourke continued his speech acknowledging them when he made a plea for a universal America regardless of what party you belong to.  

O’Rourke who officially declared his candidacy for president March 14, will continue his campaign launch by visiting two more cities today in Texas. O’Rourke will travel to Texas Southern University in Houston and finish the night with a rally in front of the State Capital in Austin.