Beto O’Rourke Has Perfect Response To Trump Sending Troops To The Border (VIDEO)

Beto O’Rourke is the real deal.

On Tuesday night Democratic Senate candidate from Texas Beto O’Rourke made an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. And he was outstanding.

At the town hall event O’Rourke was asked by an audience member about Trump’s recent move to send thousands of troops to the southern border to deal with the caravan of immigrants making their way north from Honduras.

“This idea, Andrea, that we can send 5,000 service members to the border and somehow stop migrants, refugees, asylum seekers fleeing the most dangerous countries in the hemisphere — or that we could build a 2,000-mile wall at a cost of $30 billion, where we’d have to take someone’s ranch, or farm, or property through the use of eminent domain to build something that we don’t need at a time of record security and safety for border communities like mine in El Paso…” O’Rourke said. “It’s ridiculous. It’s again this idea that we can be governed by our fears.”

He added, “Remember the proud heritage of this defining immigrant story, state, and experience that is Texas. That’s who we are… El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States of America — not in spite of, but because we are a city of immigrants.”



Featured image via flickr, O’Rourke campaign