English subtitles for clip: File:Beto O'Rourke on His Campaign, Ted Cruz & Impeachment - THE CIRCUS - SHOWTIME.webm

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Here's the question.

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Can a Democratic candidate for
Senate get elected in Texas?

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And the answer is no.

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But there's always an
exception to the rule.

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If the Republican incumbent
is Ted Cruz, maybe.

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And if the US president
is Donald Trump.

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Maybe.

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And so it's a close race.

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Beto O'Rourke
is no doubt trying

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to capitalize on this moment
and the division that has been

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sewn largely by Donald Trump.

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He is running on a platform that
is the antithesis of everything

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that Donald Trump is for.

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We are either going
to be a nation of walls

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and Muslim bands trying to
make us afraid of one another,

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or we're going to be
this big, courageous,

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strong, bold,
ambitious people who

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put our differences behind us.

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And that, to me,
is the Texas way.

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Very specifically, you're
asking Texans to fire

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Ted Cruz after one term.

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What's your argument for those
Republicans in this tribal era

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who have not pulled
down a Democratic lever

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in a quarter century?

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Why you?

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I don't see a partisan dynamic
to any of the big issues here.

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It's just where
Texas is right now.

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I can go to the reddest, most
Republican county in the state,

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and people want
great public schools.

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They want the dignity and
function and purpose of work.

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Ted Cruz is a good human being.

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We just have very different
ways of seeing things.

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And I think the
people of Texas are

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owed a debate and a
discussion and a contrast

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in vision and service in
the way that we campaign.

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And they're getting it right
now in this Senate race.

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You are running as a Democrat.

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There has been talk
among Democrats

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that they should pursue
impeachment proceedings if they

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win back the House and Senate.

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Where do you stand on that?

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I think that this
is a legitimate topic

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for us to be talking about.

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I have seen too much to
think that this president is

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fit to serve this
country in that office.

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Would you vote to
impeach him right now?

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I would, yeah.

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As a Senator, have
you made your mind up

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about his removal from office?

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No.

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What I was going to
say, as a Senator,

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we are each to vote based on
the facts, based on the best

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interests of this country.

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And until I'm in
that position and am

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able to hear the case
made by each side,

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all the facts laid out, I can't
give you an answer on that.

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And nor would you want me to.

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