SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — He’s been in his hometown of El Paso since the Walmart shooting massacre on August 3rd. Now there’s word that Beto O’Rourke is about to return to the campaign trail.
O’Rourke is going to deliver what’s called a “national address” tomorrow as he outlines “the path forward” for his campaign and for the country.
He was in Nevada when the Walmart shooting took place but he was back in El Paso just hours after the gunman was brought into custody.
In an op-ed piece for CNN, O’Rourke writes that the shooting suspect drove more than 600 miles to “hunt and kill Hispanic people” and was inspired by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.
He added that Americans must decide what the nation stands for “at this defining moment of truth.”
Beto was a constant presence in media coverage of the Walmart massacre. Those high profile appearances didn’t help his campaign contributions or poll numbers.
Morning Consult has Beto polling at 3 percent, about the same amount of support he had before the August 3rd shooting.
His support seems to be slipping in his home state as well.
The Houston Chronicle, a newspaper that was firmly in Beto’s camp when he ran against Senator Ted Cruz last year is asking Beto end his Presidential campaign. They suggest he challenge Republican John Cornyn for his senate seat.