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PoliticsBeto O'Rourke speaks at competing "March for Truth" as Trump holds Texas rally

05:30  12 february  2019
05:30  12 february  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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In announcing his plans to speak at the March for Truth , the former Democratic congressman slammed President Trump will hold his first campaign rally of the year Monday at the El Paso County Former Democratic congressman Beto O ’ Rourke will appear at the March for Truth — at

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas , at the U.S. Mexico border, on Monday evening as former Rep. All times eastern. Trump and O ’ Rourke are expected to speak at 9 PM ET. — 9:31 PM: Trump mocks Beto for thinking about running for president fresh off of his LOSS.

Beto O'Rourke speaks at competing © Reuters Beto O'Rourke, Democratic former Texas congressman, participates in an anti-Trump march in El Paso, Texas, U.S., February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night, in direct competition with President Trump's own event. O'Rourke, who is considering a 2020 presidential bid and represented the border city in Congress until January, led thousands in a "March for Truth," just before Mr. Trump took the stage to rally support for his long-promised border wall.

O'Rourke told the crowd, "You make El Paso proud and you make the country proud."

Protesters chanted "No wall!" and "Viva Beto!" as they proceeded.

Beto O'Rourke to join march countering Trump's El Paso visit

Beto O'Rourke to join march countering Trump's El Paso visit Beto O'Rourke is set to counter President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas, on Monday by joining a one-mile march past Trump's rally and giving a speech across the street at about the same time the President plans to take the stage. As the former congressman from Texas weighs a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination -- he told Oprah Winfrey this week that he'll decide by the end of the month -- he is participating in a protest against Trump's push for a wall along the southern border. The march, organized by Women's March El Paso, is being billed as a "March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies.

(CNN) Beto O ' Rourke is set to counter President Donald Trump 's visit to El Paso, Texas , on Monday by joining a Lyda Ness-Garcia, one of the organizers of the march , said the group met with O ' Rourke and he agreed to speak at the rally , march with protesters -- and possibly play with some of the bands.

Beto O ' Rourke will lead an anti-wall march through his Texas hometown as Trump holds a rally O ' Rourke will join a one-mile march along the US border before speaking at across the street from The march, organized by Women's March El Paso, is advertised as " March for Truth : Stop the Wall

The march's organizers said Mr. Trump's "fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable. Our communities will always stand to include immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth."

Over the weekend, O'Rourke posted a photo to Instagram of a homemade sign, as well as a video with his daughter Molly in which he said marchers would "meet lies and hate with the truth and vision of the future from the U.S-Mexico border."

The march began at 7 p.m. ET and O'Rourke took the stage after 9 p.m., arond the same time Mr. Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally began.


O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate.
Beto O'Rourke says he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate, even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency himself.Answering a question in Spanish about possibly being another candidate's running mate after an El Paso event Tuesday, the former Texas congressman answered in Spanish: "I'm going to consider every way to serve this country. And, yes, that will include anything." O'Rourke, who became a political star by nearly upsetting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November, said in English that he may yet opt to challenge Texas' other Republican U.S. senator, John Cornyn, in 2020.

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