Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) must have missed the memo that he’s running for President of the United States. O’Rourke, for whatever reason, is campaigning in Mexico. Again, did he not know he’s running for President of the United States and not President of Mexico?
According to the Associated Press, O’Rourke plants to head to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to meet with so-called asylum seekers who must wait in Mexico while their application is processed. Ciudad Juarez sits right across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, O’Rourke’s hometown.
The goal of the trip, according to O’Rourke’s campaign, is to meet with “individuals and families directly impacted by Donald Trump’s cruel and inhumane policies” and “shed light on the desperate circumstances those who are seeking asylum and refuge are fleeing, and the conditions these families and individuals are forced to endure when they’ve been turned away from our borders.”
O’Rourke is supposed to meet with illegal aliens, primarily from the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, CNN reported.
“In all of the debate around immigration, we can’t forget who it impacts most: the people traveling thousands of miles, fleeing the worst kind of violence and oppression,” O’Rourke said in a statement. “Turning away refugees, families and asylum seekers is not who we are as a country. But as long as Donald Trump is president — it will be.” (Read more from “Beto Is Campaigning for POTUS…In Mexico” HERE)