During the same discussion, O’Rourke also said it has not been just Republican presidents who have deported illegal immigrants.
“We also have to admit that Democratic presidents have used ICE raids mercilessly. Whatever the motivation, it instilled fear and broke up families,” he said. Because of the country’s history of slavery, O’Rourke said he “absolutely” supports reparations.
While O’Rourke entered the crowded Democratic field with a lot hype and hopes to be the front-runner, he has dropped in the polls. RealClearPolitics shows his average polling is at 2.6%.