Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) who recently spoke to TMZ was asked about a potential 2020 presidential run. O’Rourke claimed that he has yet to rule it out.
O’Rourke was then asked what he plans to do after his loss to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the midterms.
O’Rourke responded, “Going to hang out with my family next week. Headed back to Texas.”
TMZ then asked him if he is still planning to run for the presidency, O’Rourke repleid, “Yeah I haven’t made any decisions about anything is probably the best way for me to put it.”
When discussing the banning of Jim Acosta’s press credentials, O’Rourke stated, “I don’t think the president of the United States, any president, should be picking who is reporting what’s going on in the White House or who’s covering them.”
“The press, far from being the enemy of the people, is the best defense against tyranny. It’s fundamental to our democracy being successful, to all of us making informed decisions at the ballot box, and knowing how those who are representing us are using the public trust and the public resources, so yeah, I think you just don’t mess with that.”