Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Texas' O'Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

Texas' O'Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

One of the first questions of the town hall revolved around what O'Rourke would say to Republicans and independents who believe that his main objective is impeaching Trump.

Both CNN and Politico also touted the Democrat's aggressiveness against the Republican incumbent.

"Senator Cruz won't be honest with you", O'Rourke said on Monday.

"To quote George Will, a very conservative columnist, when we saw him on that stage in Helsinki defending Vladimir Putin, the head of the country that attacked our democracy in 2016 instead of this country, its citizens, and this awesome democracy".

The second woman, nonplussed by civility and reason, shouted, "Shame on you, Ted Cruz!".

"The answer is no", he said when asked if he foresaw a future presidential bid.

O'Rourke said he likens impeachment to an indictment.

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O'Rourke said he opposed Trump's proposed border wall and that Texas should be a national model in how to overhaul federal immigration policy in a humane way. "Excuse me, let my wife through", Cruz is heard saying in the video.

According to the multiple polls, Cruz is leading O'Rourke by seven points.

"There may be an open question as to whether the president, then the candidate, sought to collude with the Russian government in 2016", the Democrat continued, pointing to the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

Pressed further by CNN's Dana Bash, O'Rourke said, "It's a definitive no". Ted Cruz during a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN.

O'Rourke, stumping in San Antonio ahead of a televised debate with Cruz on Tuesday night, poked at the senator for accepting help from the president.

"I don't know that that's the way I want to be talking in this campaign", O'Rourke said.

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