Beto O’Rourke has fallen low on the radar since announcing his presidential campaign. That is not to say that Beto has not been working hard, in fact, you may say he’s outworked all other candidates thus far participating in 150 town halls across the country and personally driving himself to these town halls as well. After last night, all of these efforts showed.
Beto appeared in his first televised town hall in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday. He discussed legalizing abortion and expunging people’ possession arrest records. He said he would impose an abortion litmus test on judicial nominees to ensure that all those appointed will uphold Roe v. Wade. He called for universal background checks for anyone wanting to purchase a gun and making a ban on the sale of “weapons of war.” But one of Beto’s biggest talking points was Donald Trump.
Beto stated that we need to begin impeachment proceedings. He acknowledged that pursuing impeachment could help Trump with his own base, however, he says that we have a president who believes he is above the law. “But I think this moment calls for us to look beyond the politics and the polling, and even the next election,” he said. “It’s the very sanctity of the ballot box, and the very future of the world’s greatest democracy. And if this is important to us, and I think it is, then we need to look past those short-term consequences to the consequences to the future of this country. It’s the only way that we’re going to get to the facts necessary to have that accountability and justice.”
As soon as his town hall video or audio is available, it will be posted to our blog.
Click here to read the full 5/22/19 article by David Siders from Politico.