Beto O'Rourke Talks Climate Change, Immigration In Cleveland

Mar 19, 2019

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke spoke to a packed bar on the west side of Cleveland Monday afternoon. The Democrat announced his bid for president this month, after last year’s unsuccessful Senate race.

“How are you all doing?” O'Rouke asked.

O’Rourke spoke for about 45 minutes, taking questions from an audience that filled the bar from wall to wall and spilled outside onto the patio, which overlooked the industrial valley.

Asked about climate change, he called the "Green New Deal" the “boldest and best proposal yet” on the issue. On immigration, he said people brought to the country unlawfully as children should get legal status.

“Let’s legalize and free the DREAMers from any fear of deportation by making them U.S. citizens in this country, and let’s go forward living our values in everything that we do, including, especially in, immigration," O'Rourke said.

O’Rourke’s campaign later posted a video of him in Lordstown, talking with the head of the United Auto Workers local.