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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:41 PM

WATCH LIVE: Beto O'Rourke rally in El Paso, Texas


CHARLIE AMTER
11 FEB 2019 AT 18:37 ET


Beto O’Rourke is not about to let Donald Trump step into his backyard without a fact-check. The native Texan and El Paso resident will hold a rally this evening to run concurrent with Trump’s rally, just a short distance away.

“The President, using the same racist, inflammatory rhetoric of years past, seeks to build a wall, to take kids from their parents, to deploy the United States Army on American soil, to continue mass deportations and to end the protection for Dreamers,” O’Rourke said via a Medium post in advance of Trump’s visit. “In other words, he seeks in one administration to repeat all the mistakes of the last half-century. And with past as prologue, we know exactly how that will end.”

“Monday we will welcome the president to one of the safest cities in the United States,” O’Rourke wrote. “Safe not because of walls, and not in spite of the fact that we are a city of immigrants. Safe because we are a city of immigrants and because we treat each other with dignity and respect.”

The ending rally featuring O’Rourke is actually the culmination of a march in El Paso, which is described further in a Facebook event post as: “A brief rally featuring area leaders and community voices including Congresswoman Veronica Escobar will begin at 5:30 p.m.; followed by a peaceful march and culminating in a celebration of community at Chalio Acosta Park on Shelter Place where Beto O’Rourke will address the community.”

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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/watch-live-beto-orourke-rally-el-paso-texas/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

1. They don't say what time zone, just 5:30 PM. El Paso is on Mountain Time Zone, but this raw story??

BRW, Trump is supposedly starting his rally at 7 PM MT.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:53 PM

2. There was a link in that article to this article which explains when it starts:

eto O’Rourke is not shying away from the spotlight as President Donald Trump prepares to hold a rally in the El Paso hometown of the former congressman and potential presidential candidate.

On Monday evening, O’Rourke will lead a march through the city and then speak at a “Celebration of El Paso” event at 7 p.m. local time — across the street from Trump’s rally and at the same time it is set to begin, according to O’Rourke’s team. The events, which will feature music and other speakers, are intended to highlight El Paso’s strength as a binational community — and push back against Trump’s long-sought border wall.

The rally comes as O’Rourke nears a decision on whether to join the Democratic race to challenge Trump in 2020 following a closer-than-expected loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in November. On Tuesday, O’Rourke promised a 2020 decision by the end of the month.

Earlier Monday, O’Rourke will join his successor in Congress, Rep. Veronica Escobar, for a conference call to “denounce Trump’s campaign rally in El Paso and his fixation on a racist and useless border wall,” organizers said. And on Friday evening, O’Rourke returned to his favorite blogging platform — Medium — to offer a prebuttal to Trump’s trip.

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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/beto-orourke-march-speak-border-wall-trump-rally-el-paso/

El Paso, Texas is situated within the Mountain Standard Time:

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/usa/el-paso

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:57 PM

4. then they really are going "head to head".... good

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:57 PM

3. What I would like to know is;

How will this conflict with the 5 million people at tRumps rally?

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Response to old guy (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:59 PM

5. Not to mention the 25.5 million North Koreans who surely will crowd around available tvs to watch...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:03 PM

7. Yes! I forgot about them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

6. Goes live in 117 minutes.... 9:00 eastern time. Here's the youtube vid...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:23 PM

8. We're here in El Paso rallying against hatred and bigotry!

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