O'Rourke posted a video to social media on Thursday morning to officially announce his 2020 presidential bid, which has been rumored for some time despite the Democrat's past insistence that he would definitely not make a run for the White House.
In the clip, O'Rourke promised to run a "positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us - that seeks to unite a very divided country".
Telling the diners that this is his first visit to Iowa, O'Rourke told them that he wanted to hear what's on their minds.
Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is running for president. He joins a crowded field of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the party's nomination.
O'Rourke narrowly lost a senate campaign to Sen. But he harnessed growing nationwide popularity to rake in $80-plus million in donations, including a staggering $38 million from July to September 2018 alone. He has the potential to tap into various constituencies and, as the El Paso rally demonstrated, a willingness to take on the president.
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His statement continued: "Beto O'Rourke failed to get anything done in Congress, and with extreme policies like government-run health care and tearing down border barriers, his 2020 bid won't be successful either".
O'Rourke confirmed his plan to formally announce his candidacy on Thursday morning to El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. He added: "Is he insane or is that just how he acts?" But that's not the case with Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who threw his hat in the ring late Wednesday.
Conservative critics are also going after O'Rourke for his website not having any information on his policies but promoting their merchandise store. "The government at all levels is overly represented by white men", he told Vanity Fair. "And, of course, he's someone that comes, like I do, from the center of the country. It's a big part of why I'm running", O'Rourke told KTSM in a text message. "I can't remember one speech that he gave on the floor or one bill that he passed", he said during his own Fox appearance. "I do. I think I'd be good at it". "Especially in the fact that there are some really great candidates out there right now".
Still, Beto fans were quick to take the opportunity to troll Trump, and remind him that just because he tweets the word "VETO" doesn't make a veto official.