BETO STEPS IN: O’Rourke Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign

Originally published at:

Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign Thursday morning; saying he’s “running to serve” because the “challenges we face are the greatest in living memory.”

I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you're in:

— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019

“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” said the 46-year-old Congressman. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater.”

“They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,” he added.