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Beto O’Rourke held his first rally called the “March For Truth” in El Paso, Texas tonight. The march was meant to, “meet lies and hate with the truth and a positive, inclusive, ambitious vision for the future from the U.S.-Mexico border.” (O’Rourke’s twitter) It is reported that at least 10,000 people showed up to this march in direct response to Trump’s “lies” and “bigotry”.
Beto O’Rourke was asked to give a speech at this rally. During the speech, O’Rourke made the quote of, “Walls do not save lives. Walls end lives.” Democrats have been championing this statement while Republicans have seen some holes in the proposal. Republicans have taken this to meant that the democratic platform is now about breaking down barriers between the US and Mexico. Also many Republicans have also questioned why Beto himself did not tear down the wall in El Paso while he was in charge.
O’Rourke’s March for Truth gave him an excellent audience to be receptive to his standpoints. This has given him a huge leg-up on the competition in a potential campaign race for 2020 President and considering the speech was given in his hometown, he drew a large base from the surrounding area to show what a serious competitor he could be.