Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run

In a unusual response, Trump said, "I think he's got a lot of hand movement".

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Thursday called for ending the "federal prohibition on marijuana" because of the way U.S. drug laws disproportionately put minorities in prison. Seated on a couch next to his wife, O'Rourke announced, "Amy and I are happy to share with you that I am running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America".

O'Rourke has some stiff competition, with Sen.

O'Rourke had mulled a presidential run for months and took an unusual break for what appeared to be some soul-searching after his loss, taking a road trip to New Mexico, Kansas and elsewhere.

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said according to the station.

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Trump has already confirmed he would stand again.

O'Rourke joins a widening field of Democrats who have announced exploratory committees including Cory Booker, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, former U.S. Rep John Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Bill Weld, Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

"We are making a stand for truth against lies and hate and ignorance and intolerance", O'Rourke said.

And when Mr. Trump visited El Paso last month to talk about border security, O'Rourke held a dueling rally that captured the attention of the current commander in chief. The clip went viral. He has gotten some support from the progressive wing of the party but has centrist appeal and a history of bipartisanship too, ultimately resistant to any type of label. A recent ad by the Club for Growth described O'Rourke's pushing a redevelopment scheme "to bulldoze a poor Hispanic neighborhood", the Post reported.

"His single-minded devotion to [rowing] crew-and to the purifying energy of punk rock-foreshadowed his future political self".

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