Beto O’Rourke, who ran a historic Senate run last year and was a few votes away from upsetting Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the deep red state of Texas, is not shying away from the spotlight.
Writing for Medium.com, the former Democratic congressman announced that he would be leading 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.
“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.”
O’Rourke also said that he would be making his decision to run for president by the end of this month.