United States Representative Beto O’Rourke conceded to Ted Cruz after the incumbent Republican Senator beat him by a narrow margin.
Below are some of Beto O’Rourke’s quotes on the matter.
“El Paso has produced some really great teams over the years. And I am very lucky I got to be part of one that came out of this community. For the last 22 months, it has been traveling to every single county in Texas, being there to listen to and show up for every single one of us. I’m as inspired, I’m as hopeful as I’ve ever been in my life, and tonight’s loss does nothing to diminish the way I feel about Texas or this country.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 6 November 2018
“It’s not about being against anybody. Not about being against another political party. We’re not going to define ourselves by who or what we are against or afraid of or scared of. We are a great people, ambitious, defined by our aspirations, the hard work that we are willing to commit in order to achieve them. Every single one of us, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, from the biggest of cities to the smallest of towns, the people of Texas want to do and will do the great work of this country.” – Beto O’Rourke, RealClearPolitics, 6 November 2018
“I just now had the opportunity to talk to Senator Cruz and to congratulate him on his victory and to wish him well going forward. And what I said, what I pledge on behalf of all of us is that at this time of division—the country’s been as polarized as I can remember it in my life, all this bitterness that defines so much of the national conversation today—if there’s anything we can do to help him in his position of public trust to ensure that Texas helps to lead this country in a way that brings us back together around the big things that we want to achieve.” – Beto O’Rourke, RealClearPolitics, 6 November 2018
“Whether that’s making sure we face any threats or aid against this country, whether that means that we are there for every single one of us that needs a helping hand so that we can live to our full potential, the ability to see a doctor and go to the hospital, receive the medication that you need to be alive, I want to work with him. I will work with anyone to make sure that we can lead on that.” – Beto O’Rourke, RealClearPolitics, 6 November 2018
“I wanna make sure especially that this community that raised me, made me who I am, where Amy and I are so lucky and fortunate enough to be raising our kids, Ulysses and Molly and Henry, who are here with us tonight, that we offer our experience and our perspective and our courage and our competence on the issues that we know best. As one half of the largest binational community anywhere in the Americas, joined with Ciudad Juarez to form something powerful, magical, and nothing to be afraid of or walled off or to apologize for.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 6 November 2018
“I want to make sure that this proud community offers all it has to give to this country and to our future and to ensuring that our greatest days are still ahead. And that the policy that we craft and the laws that we write and the way in which we treat each other comes not out of fear, but comes out of confidence and strength and this kind heart that I’ve always known El Paso to have.” – Beto O’Rourke, RealClearPolitics, 6 November 2018
“Just know this: I am forever changed in the most profoundly positive way. I am forever grateful to every single one of you for making this possible. I believe in you. I believe in Texas. I believe in this country. And I love you more than words can express, and that love will persist every single day going forward, making sure that whatever we have created, whatever we have changed, and all of us will decide what that means and how far it goes, that it leads to something far greater than what we have today, and that all of us, every single one of us, continue to believe and make possible the greatness of the United States of America. I am honored to have been able to do this with you. I am grateful forever, and we will see you out there down the road. Thank you, El Paso. Thank you, Texas. Thank you every single one of you for making this possible. I am grateful. I am grateful. Thank you.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 6 November 2018