Time Magazine reports:
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the first time since the shooting that left at least 22 dead and dozens of victims injured earlier this month.
His return to campaigning comes amid calls for him to drop out of the presidential race and run for Texas Sen. John Cornyn’s seat — including from the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board — and as he sits in low single-digit polling.
In his speech, O’Rourke rejected those calls, however. “There have even been some who have suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate,” O’Rourke said. “But that would not be good enough for this community. That would not be good enough for El Paso. That would not be good enough for this country.”
.@BetoORourke: “There have even been some who have suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate, but that would not be good enough…we must take the fight directly to the source of this problem…” pic.twitter.com/uUlSnULsJy
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 15, 2019