On Sunday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and failed 2018 senate candidate Beto O'Rourke spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper regarding the massacre in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. "This attractive unbelievable courageous community will overcome", he tweeted.
O'Rourke concluded: "So I just ask for everyone's strength for El Paso right now".
O'Rourke again denounced Trump's rhetoric and said, "You might hear someone in the Third Reich describe a given people based on their characteristic as an infestation or subhuman, but that's what the President of the United States is doing".
"We know that there's a lot of injury, a lot of suffering, in El Paso right now".
"Those chants that we heard in Greenville, North Carolina, 'send her back, ' talking about our fellow American citizens elected to represent their constituents in the Congress, who happen to be women of color, he is a racist and he stokes racism in this country", O'Rourke said. Everyone's resolve to make sure that this not continue to happen in this country.
A 21-year-old white man from Allen, Texas, is in custody following the El Paso attack, which killed 20 people and injured many more.
They said hate crime was among possible motives.
A suspect being questioned by police over the shooting has not been named by the authorities, although United States media have identified him as Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old who lives on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas.
Other Democrat presidential candidates also expressed outrage and blamed the National Rifle Association and its congressional allies for inaction on gun control. "He is saying some people are inherently defected". O'Rourke placed the blame for the killings on President Trump and his rhetoric, and compared the president to the Nazis.
"This is beyond anything that we should be tolerating". He is saying that some people are inherently defective or risky, reminiscent of something that you might hear in the Third Reich; not something that you expect in the United States of America, based on their religion, based on their sexual orientation, based on their immigration status, based on the countries that they come from - calling those in Africa s***hole nations, and saying that he'd like to have more immigration from Nordic countries, the whitest place on planet Earth today. "We can beat the gun manufacturers".
"Yes, I do", said O'Rourke. "They have done it time and time again". "We must act now to end our country's gun violence epidemic".