Beto O'Rourke Makes Waves With Spanish Answer At Democratic Debate

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke made waves on social media during the first Democratic presidential primary debate when he answered his first question in English and then repeated his answer in Spanish. Sen. Cory Booker and Julian Castro also showed off thier Spanish language skills later in the debate.






BETO O'ROURKE: This economy has got to work for everyone. And right now, we know that it isn't. And it's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does.

(SPEAKING IN SPANISH)

O'ROURKE: Right now, we have a system that favors those who can pay for access and outcomes. That's how you explain an economy that is rigged to corporations and to the very wealthiest. A $2 trillion tax cut that favored corporations while they were sitting on record piles of cash and the very wealthiest in this country at a time of historic wealth inequality.

A new democracy that is revived because we've returned power to the people, no PACs, no gerrymandering, automatic and same-day voter registration to bring in more voters, and a new Voting Rights Act to get rid of the barriers that are in place now...

GUTHRIE: Congressman O'Rourke...

O'ROURKE: That's how we each have a voice in our democracy and make this economy work for everybody.

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