The debate, the first of three scheduled in the Senate midterms, was held on the campus of Southern Methodist University, and Mr. O'Rourke remained unflappable while taking on Mr. It was moderated by NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine and Dallas Morning News political writer Gromer Jeffers. He noted that O'Rourke has expressed an openness toward abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and impeaching President Donald Trump. "As the Houston Chronicle pointed out recently, a witness said in that accident that you tried to leave the scene of the accident".
Cruz then attacked O'Rourke on wanting to fire Guyger and being anti-police. Cruz called O'Rourke "out of step with Texas", and O'Rourke responded that "only one of us has been to each county in Texas". "It's the first time he is being directly confronted with his policies", said campaign spokeswoman Emily Miller. "And I commend you for fighting for what you believe in". O'Rourke said Texas was ready for a senator who will protect the Second Amendment while imposing small restrictions to save lives and prevent mass shootings.
The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen.
"I could have chosen to make it about myself, to be selfish and say, you know what, my feelings are hurt, so I'm going to take my marbles and go home", he said.
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As for Cruz, his campaign continues to worry about competing with O'Rourke financially and whether Republican voters will turn out in numbers to ensure his victory. Democrats need to win a net total of two additional seats to take the Senate and 23 to assume the majority in the House.
Such work would prove hard, Mr. Cruz said, given Mr. O'Rourke "has never talked to the president and wants to vote for impeachment". "The children of Texas deserve action", O'Rourke said. "Vast majority of police officers are courageous, honorable, and risk their lives keeping us safe; it's wrong to smear them as racists".
Cruz and O'Rourke mixed it up over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, which O'Rourke has defended in comments that have received national attention.
O'Rourke has built his campaign around healthcare, economic inequality, and resisting Trump and Cruz's immigration policies, as well as calling for some gun-control measures including uniform background checks and banning high-capacity weapons.
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"This is why people don't like Washington, D.C. - you just said something that I did not say and attributed it to me", O'Rourke told Cruz at one point.
O'Rourke made an ambiguous claim in an August viral video about National Football League players' protests of police brutality.
"You were the runner up in the Republican primary for president, you ran against then NY businessman Donald Trump". That will remain true for the Dallas debate, while the other two debates they ultimately agreed to are set for different days.
Cruz and O'Rourke will face off again September 30 in Houston and October 16 in San Antonio.
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The spokesman did not say whether the group had links to other countries. "We do not have a choice but to carry out a resistance". Iran was marking the anniversary of the start of its 1980-88 war with Iraq with military parades across the nation.