Not making this up.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) campaigned for the presidency of the United States on Sunday — by talking with migrants in Mexico who have not yet tried to cross the border into this country.
In other cases, people tried to cross but had to return.
In a social media post, O’Rourke called the border policies of the Trump administration “unlawful and inhumane.”
He met with migrants who are waiting there for their U.S. court dates — and used the visit to promote his own immigration plan, as multiple outlets are reporting.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke crossed the border into Mexico to meet with migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/P1Ppxq1sC5
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 1, 2019
I walked across the Paso del Norte bridge and into Mexico this morning to meet with kids and families who came to our country seeking asylum but who have been turned back by this administration's unlawful and inhumane policies.
This is who we are keeping out: pic.twitter.com/ZZPQOFvTYV
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 30, 2019
He’s still facing harsh criticism for his lackluster performance during last week’s Democratic primary debate on Thursday night.
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Check out the social media reaction to his Mexico visit over the weekend, share your thoughts — and watch the video down below.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) July 1, 2019
I feel like I keep writing the same column over and over again, but if I'm doing that it's because every story about this misses the most important details. Let's… #BetoO'Rourke https://t.co/CMUM1McMNI
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 1, 2019
— National Review (@NRO) July 1, 2019
And check out this video: