Voter to Beto O'Rourke: When Are We Going To Get Some Actual Policy, Instead Of Platitudes And Nice Stories?


During a campaign stop at Penn State on Tuesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke faced two tough questions from a member of the audience:

First, she asked, "Are you going to release the number of individual donors, and their average donation amount? I know your campaign has that data, if it didn't it would mean you'd be running a very incompetent campaign, and I don't think you are, you seem like you've got your stuff together, mostly."

And second, "When are we going to get an actual policy from you, instead of just like platitudes and nice stories?"

"The answer to your first question is yes," O'Rourke replied. "We will release the average and the number of donors."

"To your second question about policy, I'm going to try to be specific as I can. I've mentioned our criminal justice system, I've called for the end of the prohibition of marijuana and the expungement of the arrest records of everyone who's been arrested for marijuana... On healthcare, I've talked about a universal guarantee for high-quality healthcare... When it comes to public school education, paying teachers a living wage and starting public education not at kindergarten at five years old, but with pre-K at four years old, universally for every single child," O'Rourke replied.

"I'm trying to describe not just the goal...but the path that we will take to get there," he also said.

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