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Democrat Beto O'Rourke starts #TexasTownHall answering a question on family separations: "First, we can ensure that never again is another child taken from another parent coming here to seek asylum. Two, we can insist immediately that every single one of those kids is reunited"
O'Rourke says he is "not in favor of open borders," however, "we do not need walls" #TexasTownHall
"I was born Robert Francis O'Rourke ... From day one, in El Paso ... If you are born Robert ... your community calls you 'Beto' that's my nickname that I've gone by for my entire life," O'Rourke explains, "This is part of who I am and where I'm from" #TexasTownHall
When asked by CNN's Dana Bash if he's changed his mind after saying he'd vote to impeach President Trump this summer, O'Rourke replied: "I haven't" #TexasTownHall
O'Rourke suggests he regrets calling his Republican opponent Sen. Ted Cruz "Lyin' Ted": "It's not something that I feel totally comfortable with, and perhaps in the heat of the moment I took a step too far"
CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz multiple times to appear tonight in the #TexasTownHall, but he declined
"I don't want to legalize narcotics. I do think we should end the prohibition on Marijuana and effectively control and regulate its sale and make sure those who need it for medicinal purposes are able to obtain it," O'Rourke says #TexasTownHall
"The presumption of innocence is incredibly important, so is ensuring that we listen to survivors," O'Rourke says. "I want to make sure that we honor the courage of those that have come forward and that we listen to their stories"
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