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>>>MONDAY AMY AND I TOOK U>>>MONDAY AMY AND I TOOK U ULEASIES AND MOLLY AND HENRY TO ULEASIES AND MOLLY AND HENRY TO SCHOOL. SCHOOL. THIS MORNING WE RUSHED THEM OUT THIS MORNING WE RUSHED THEM OUT THE DOOR. THE DOOR. AND I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU THERE’S AND I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU THERE’S SOME PART OF ME AND THERE’S A SOME PART OF ME AND THERE’S A BIG PART OF ME THAT WANTS TO BIG PART OF ME THAT WANTS TO STAY HERE AND BE WITH MY FAMILY STAY HERE AND BE WITH MY FAMILY AND BE WITH MY COMMUNITY. AND BE WITH MY COMMUNITY. I LOVE EL PASO. I LOVE EL PASO. THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN SOME WHO THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN SOME WHO SUGGESTED I STAY IN TEXAS AND SUGGESTED I STAY IN TEXAS AND RUN FOR SENATE. RUN FOR SENATE. BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS COMMUNITY. ENOUGH FOR THIS COMMUNITY. THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR EL PASO. FOR EL PASO. THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS COUNTRY. FOR THIS COUNTRY. WE MUST TAKE THE FIGHT DIRECTLY WE MUST TAKE THE FIGHT DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE OF THIS PROBLEM. TO THE SOURCE OF THIS PROBLEM. THAT PERSON WHO HAS CAUSED THIS THAT PERSON WHO HAS CAUSED THIS PAIN AND PLACED THIS COUNTRY IN PAIN AND PLACED THIS COUNTRY IN THIS MOMENT OF PERIL, AND THAT THIS MOMENT OF PERIL, AND THAT IS DONALD TRUMP. IS DONALD TRUMP.>>BACK WITH US DEMOCRATIC>>BACK WITH US DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O’ROURKE. O’ROURKE. I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT MOMENT IN THE SPEECH. MOMENT IN THE SPEECH. OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE THOUGHT ABOUT OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. IT. YOU HEARD ALL THE TALK ABOUT IT. YOU HEARD ALL THE TALK ABOUT IT. EVERYONE TELLING YOU THE WAY EVERYONE TELLING YOU THE WAY THEY THINK YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR THEY THINK YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR POLITICAL LIFE AND WHAT YOUR POLITICAL LIFE AND WHAT YOUR CAMPAIGN CHOICES SHOULD BE. CAMPAIGN CHOICES SHOULD BE. YOU KNOW THE QUESTION IS GOING YOU KNOW THE QUESTION IS GOING TO KEEP COMING UP, THIS QUESTION TO KEEP COMING UP, THIS QUESTION OF WHAT ABOUT DROPPING OUT OF OF WHAT ABOUT DROPPING OUT OF THIS PRESIDENTIALLY RACE AND THIS PRESIDENTIALLY RACE AND TAKING UP THE RACE FOR THE TAKING UP THE RACE FOR THE SENATE ESPECIALLY WITH JOHN SENATE ESPECIALLY WITH JOHN HICKENLOOPER DROPPING OUT AND HICKENLOOPER DROPPING OUT AND LEADING A RACE IN COLORADO, LEADING A RACE IN COLORADO, PEOPLE SAY HE WOULD BE SURE TO PEOPLE SAY HE WOULD BE SURE TO WIN THAT. WIN THAT. JUST NEED TWO MORE DEMOCRATS IN JUST NEED TWO MORE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE. THE SENATE. IF JOHN HICKENLOOPER CAN WIN A IF JOHN HICKENLOOPER CAN WIN A SEAT. SEAT. WHAT’S YOUR FULL EXPLANATION TO WHAT’S YOUR FULL EXPLANATION TO VOTERS IN TEXAS AND THE COUNTRY VOTERS IN TEXAS AND THE COUNTRY ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT?>>I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND>>I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND I’M TAKING THIS FIGHT DIRECTLY I’M TAKING THIS FIGHT DIRECTLY TO DONALD TRUMP IN LARGE PART TO DONALD TRUMP IN LARGE PART BECAUSE MY COMMUNITY HAS BORNE BECAUSE MY COMMUNITY HAS BORNE THE BRUNT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE BRUNT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. HIS OPEN RACISM, HIS INVITATION HIS OPEN RACISM, HIS INVITATION TO VIOLENCE, THE WHITE TERRORISM TO VIOLENCE, THE WHITE TERRORISM THAT HE’S INSPIRED THAT CAME TO THAT HE’S INSPIRED THAT CAME TO MY COMMUNITY, DROVE 600 MILES TO MY COMMUNITY, DROVE 600 MILES TO MY COMMUNITY AND KILLED 22 OF MY COMMUNITY AND KILLED 22 OF OUR FELLOW EL PASOANS, INSPIRED OUR FELLOW EL PASOANS, INSPIRED IN LARGE PART BY THIS PRESIDENT. IN LARGE PART BY THIS PRESIDENT. SO WHAT HE’S DOING TO AMERICA, SO WHAT HE’S DOING TO AMERICA, WHAT HE’S DOING TO MY COMMUNITY WHAT HE’S DOING TO MY COMMUNITY THE RESPONSE OF THAT IS TO TAKE THE RESPONSE OF THAT IS TO TAKE THE FIGHT DIRECTLY TO HIM AND TO THE FIGHT DIRECTLY TO HIM AND TO DEFEAT HIM AND BE THE LEADER DEFEAT HIM AND BE THE LEADER THIS COUNTRY NEEDS AND DOES NOT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS AND DOES NOT HAVE RIGHT NOW. HAVE RIGHT NOW. SOMEONE WHO’S NOT GOING TO SOMEONE WHO’S NOT GOING TO INFLAME BUT SOMEONE WHO’S GOING INFLAME BUT SOMEONE WHO’S GOING TO HEAL, SOMEONE WHO’S NOT GOING TO HEAL, SOMEONE WHO’S NOT GOING TO DRIVE US APART BUT BRING US TO DRIVE US APART BUT BRING US TOGETHER. TOGETHER. SOMEONE WHO OPERATES NOT WITH SOMEONE WHO OPERATES NOT WITH FEAR BUT INSPIRES HOPE AND FEAR BUT INSPIRES HOPE AND BELIEVES IN OUR FELLOW BELIEVES IN OUR FELLOW AMERICANS. AMERICANS. THAT’S THE KIND OF LEADER THAT THAT’S THE KIND OF LEADER THAT EL PASO HAS TAUGHT ME TO BE. EL PASO HAS TAUGHT ME TO BE. AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE TEXAS AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE TEXAS SENATE RACE THERE ARE SEVEN SENATE RACE THERE ARE SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY CANDIDATES RUNNING EXTRAORDINARY CANDIDATES RUNNING RIGHT NOW, ANY ONE OF WHOM WOULD RIGHT NOW, ANY ONE OF WHOM WOULD BE FAR BETTER THAN JOHN CORNYN BE FAR BETTER THAN JOHN CORNYN AND ANYONE OF WHOM STANDS BETTER AND ANYONE OF WHOM STANDS BETTER TO BEAT HIM. TO BEAT HIM. I’M RUNNING TO BE PRESIDENT OF I’M RUNNING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY.>>DO HAVE DECEMBER 9th MARKED>>DO HAVE DECEMBER 9th MARKED IN YOUR CALENDAR? IN YOUR CALENDAR? DECEMBER 9th IS THE LAST DAY I DECEMBER 9th IS THE LAST DAY I BELIEVE YOU CAN FILE IN THE BELIEVE YOU CAN FILE IN THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN SENATE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN TEXAS. TEXAS. AND I’M AFRAID, CONGRESSMAN, YOU AND I’M AFRAID, CONGRESSMAN, YOU MIGHT BE GETTING THIS QUESTION MIGHT BE GETTING THIS QUESTION RIGHT UP UNTIL DECEMBER 9th. RIGHT UP UNTIL DECEMBER 9th.>>NO, AND LET ME MAKE YOUR SHOW>>NO, AND LET ME MAKE YOUR SHOW THE PLACE WHERE I TELL YOU AND I THE PLACE WHERE I TELL YOU AND I TELL THE COUNTRY I WILL NOT IN TELL THE COUNTRY I WILL NOT IN ANY SCENARIO RAIN FOR THE UNITED ANY SCENARIO RAIN FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE. STATES SENATE. I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, I’M I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, I’M RUNNING FOR THIS COUNTRY. RUNNING FOR THIS COUNTRY. I’M TAKING THIS FIGHT DIRECTLY I’M TAKING THIS FIGHT DIRECTLY TO DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S TO DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S EXCLUSIVELY WHAT I’M FOCUSED ON EXCLUSIVELY WHAT I’M FOCUSED ON DOING RIGHT NOW. DOING RIGHT NOW.>>I WANT TO EXPAND ON WHAT YOU>>I WANT TO EXPAND ON WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE OTHER CANDIDATES SAID ABOUT THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE RUNNING BECAUSE YOU ARE WHO ARE RUNNING BECAUSE YOU ARE NOW DEFINITELY ABSOLUTELY OUT OF NOW DEFINITELY ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THE SENATE RACE IN TEXAS THE SENATE RACE IN TEXAS ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU’RE TELLING US TONIGHT. US TONIGHT.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>THAT’S CORRECT. ABSOLUTELY, AND I REALLY MEAN ABSOLUTELY, AND I REALLY MEAN THIS, THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY THIS, THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY FIELD — A FIELD THAT LOOKS LIKE FIELD — A FIELD THAT LOOKS LIKE TEXAS IN THE DIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN THE DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE AND BIOGRAPHY AND EXPERIENCE AND BIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE AND BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE AND SKILLS THAT THEY’LL BRING TO SKILLS THAT THEY’LL BRING TO BEAR NOT JUST IN THE CAMPAIGN BEAR NOT JUST IN THE CAMPAIGN BUT THE PERSON WHO WINS THE BUT THE PERSON WHO WINS THE NOMINATION WHO THEN DEFEATS JOHN NOMINATION WHO THEN DEFEATS JOHN CORNYN WILL BE ABLE TO DO FOR CORNYN WILL BE ABLE TO DO FOR OUR STATE AND FOR THIS COUNTRY OUR STATE AND FOR THIS COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. SO I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT, VERY SO I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT, VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OUR PROSPECTS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OUR PROSPECTS AS A STATE AND AS A PARTY, AND AS A STATE AND AS A PARTY, AND AGAIN, GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO AGAIN, GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO HAVE ENTERED THE ARENA AND ARE HAVE ENTERED THE ARENA AND ARE RUNNING TO SERVE US. RUNNING TO SERVE US.>>DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR SENATE>>DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR SENATE CAMPAIGN HAS, IN EFFECT, PAVED CAMPAIGN HAS, IN EFFECT, PAVED THE WAY FOR THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC THE WAY FOR THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC SENATE CAMPAIGN IN TEXAS AND SENATE CAMPAIGN IN TEXAS AND THAT THERE’S A LOT TO LEARN FROM THAT THERE’S A LOT TO LEARN FROM THE WAY YOU CAMPAIGNED IN TEXAS THE WAY YOU CAMPAIGNED IN TEXAS FOR THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR THE SENATE SEAT IN TEXAS? FOR THE SENATE SEAT IN TEXAS?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, I GOT TO LEAD AN YOU KNOW, I GOT TO LEAD AN EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT BUT THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT BUT THE LARGEST GRASS ROOTS CAMPAIGN LARGEST GRASS ROOTS CAMPAIGN THAT WE’VE EVER SEEN IN TEXAS, THAT WE’VE EVER SEEN IN TEXAS, WE WENT TO EVERY ONE OF THOSE WE WENT TO EVERY ONE OF THOSE 254 COUNTIES, NO MATTER HOW RED 254 COUNTIES, NO MATTER HOW RED OR HOW BLUE. OR HOW BLUE. WE WENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE WE WENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE TOLD NOT TO SPEND TIME WITH. TOLD NOT TO SPEND TIME WITH. AND I SAID, LOOK, I WOULDN’T AND I SAID, LOOK, I WOULDN’T VOTE EITHER IF NO ONE SHOWED UP VOTE EITHER IF NO ONE SHOWED UP FOR ME AND DIDN’T INCLUDE THE FOR ME AND DIDN’T INCLUDE THE STORY OF THIS COUNTRY. STORY OF THIS COUNTRY. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE DIDN’T DEFEAT CRUZ, WE CAME DIDN’T DEFEAT CRUZ, WE CAME AWFUL CLOSE, ONE MORE VOTE THAN AWFUL CLOSE, ONE MORE VOTE THAN ANY DEMOCRAT HAS IN THE HISTORY ANY DEMOCRAT HAS IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE AND WON OF THE STATE AND WON INDEPENDENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME INDEPENDENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES AND WON NEARLY HALF A IN DECADES AND WON NEARLY HALF A MILLION REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED MILLION REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED FOR GREG ABBOT, DIDN’T HAVE TO FOR GREG ABBOT, DIDN’T HAVE TO TRIM OUR SAILS. TRIM OUR SAILS. SHOWED UP WITH THE COURAGE OF SHOWED UP WITH THE COURAGE OF CONVICTIONS, BUT ALSO SHOWED UP CONVICTIONS, BUT ALSO SHOWED UP TO LISTEN, TO LEARN, TO BRING TO LISTEN, TO LEARN, TO BRING OUR FELLOW TEXANS IN. OUR FELLOW TEXANS IN. IN A STATE THAT RANKED IF 50 KT IN A STATE THAT RANKED IF 50 KT IN VOTER TURN OUT SHOWED UP AND IN VOTER TURN OUT SHOWED UP AND COUNTED. COUNTED. AND I THINK THIS IS REALLY AND I THINK THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT, READY WITH THOSE 38 IMPORTANT, READY WITH THOSE 38 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES. ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES. THAT’S HOW YOU DEFEAT DONALD THAT’S HOW YOU DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S HOW YOU FOREVER TRUMP AND THAT’S HOW YOU FOREVER CHANGE THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE CHANGE THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THAT’S HOW YOU GET A VERY THAT’S HOW YOU GET A VERY AMBITIOUS AGENDA FOR THIS AMBITIOUS AGENDA FOR THIS COUNTRY ACCOMPLISHED. COUNTRY ACCOMPLISHED.>>WELL, YOU JUST MADE AT LEAST>>WELL, YOU JUST MADE AT LEAST SEVEN DEMOCRATS IN TEXAS VERY SEVEN DEMOCRATS IN TEXAS VERY HAPPY TONIGHT. HAPPY TONIGHT. THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WHO THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALREADY RUNNING FOR THE ARE ALREADY RUNNING FOR THE SENATE IN TEXAS. SENATE IN TEXAS. LET ME GO ONTO ONE MORE THING LET ME GO ONTO ONE MORE THING WHICH IS THE PRESIDENT TODAY WHICH IS THE PRESIDENT TODAY TWEETING THAT TWO DEMOCRATIC TWEETING THAT TWO DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD NOT BE REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER ISRAEL, AND THEN ABLE TO ENTER ISRAEL, AND THEN BENJAMIN NETANYAHU FOLLOWS THE BENJAMIN NETANYAHU FOLLOWS THE PRESIDENT’S TWEET AND DOESN’T PRESIDENT’S TWEET AND DOESN’T ALLOW THEM TO ENTER ISRAEL. ALLOW THEM TO ENTER ISRAEL. IMAGINE YOURSELF ON THE DEBATE IMAGINE YOURSELF ON THE DEBATE STAGE WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THE STAGE WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THE ISSUE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISSUE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRYING TO BAN AND UNITED STATES TRYING TO BAN AND SUCCESSFULLY IN EFFECT BANNING SUCCESSFULLY IN EFFECT BANNING TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM ENTERING ISRAEL. ENTERING ISRAEL.>>YOU KNOW, HIS BIZARRE AND>>YOU KNOW, HIS BIZARRE AND DISASTROUS FOREIGN POLICY HAS DISASTROUS FOREIGN POLICY HAS DIMINISHED OUR STANDING AND I DIMINISHED OUR STANDING AND I WOULD ARGUE HAS MADE US LESS WOULD ARGUE HAS MADE US LESS SAFE AROUND THE WORLD. SAFE AROUND THE WORLD. THIS REALLY IMPORTANT ALLIANCE THIS REALLY IMPORTANT ALLIANCE THAT WE HAVE WITH THE STATE OF THAT WE HAVE WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN ISRAEL WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN PREDICATED ON A BIPARTISAN PREDICATED ON A BIPARTISAN CONNECTION BETWEEN THE UNITED CONNECTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL, HE IS BADLY STATES AND ISRAEL, HE IS BADLY UNDERMINING AND DAMAGING AT THIS UNDERMINING AND DAMAGING AT THIS MOMENT. MOMENT. IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO GET IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO GET THAT BACK, BUT I KNOW THAT WE THAT BACK, BUT I KNOW THAT WE CAN. CAN. WHEN YOU ADD TO THAT HIS FALLING WHEN YOU ADD TO THAT HIS FALLING IN LOVE WITH KIM JONG-UN IN IN LOVE WITH KIM JONG-UN IN NORTH KOREA OR HIS WILLINGNESS NORTH KOREA OR HIS WILLINGNESS TO TAKE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S WORD TO TAKE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S WORD FOR WHAT HE DID WHEN HE INVADED FOR WHAT HE DID WHEN HE INVADED THIS COUNTRY AND TO SAY HE WOULD THIS COUNTRY AND TO SAY HE WOULD WELCOME FOREIGN PARTICIPATION WELCOME FOREIGN PARTICIPATION AGAIN, FOR HIM TO TURN AWAY THE AGAIN, FOR HIM TO TURN AWAY THE VULNERABLE AND DEFENSELESS AT VULNERABLE AND DEFENSELESS AT OUR BORDER, KIDS WHO ARE OUR BORDER, KIDS WHO ARE DESPERATE FOR THE HELP AND TO DESPERATE FOR THE HELP AND TO LOSE THE LIVES OF SEVEN CHILDREN LOSE THE LIVES OF SEVEN CHILDREN IN OUR CUSTODY IN OUR CARE, THIS IN OUR CUSTODY IN OUR CARE, THIS PRESIDENT HAS DEMINGED THEIMINIS PRESIDENT HAS DEMINGED THEIMINIS STATURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF STATURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHEREBY HAS WEAKENED US AMERICA WHEREBY HAS WEAKENED US AROUND THE WORLD. AROUND THE WORLD. WE NEED TO RESPOND TO THAT BY WE NEED TO RESPOND TO THAT BY REPAIRING OUR RELATIONSHIPS, REPAIRING OUR RELATIONSHIPS, ENSURING THEY’RE BIPARTISAN AND ENSURING THEY’RE BIPARTISAN AND STRENGTHENING OUR STANDING STRENGTHENING OUR STANDING EVERYWHERE AROUND THE GLOBE. EVERYWHERE AROUND THE GLOBE. BY DELIVERING FOR THE PEOPLE OF BY DELIVERING FOR THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA FIRST, BUT IN CONJUNK AMERICA FIRST, BUT IN CONJUNK WITH OUR PARTNERS AND ALLIES AND WITH OUR PARTNERS AND ALLIES AND FRIENDS, THE VERY PEOPLE DONALD FRIENDS, THE VERY PEOPLE DONALD TRUMP HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON. TRUMP HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. JOINING US TONIGHT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. AND AS I’VE TOLD ALL THE OTHER AND AS I’VE TOLD ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES THE CANDIDATES ARE CANDIDATES THE CANDIDATES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ON THIS PROGRAM. ALWAYS WELCOME ON THIS PROGRAM. WHENEVER YOU CAN DO IT, WE WILL

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