Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeTexas Democrat to filibuster GOP elections bill Lawmakers must also serve as community organizers O'Rourke mum on run for Texas governor MORE's presidential campaign thanked his primary opponent Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris MORE (D-Calif.) for buying lunch for his staff in a show of solidarity among the candidates in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting in O'Rourke's hometown of El Paso, Texas.
"Folks have been so kind these last few days— a good reminder of the larger fight we are up against and how we can all come together in such dark moments. Thank you to team @KamalaHarris for being so thoughtful and sending lunch to Beto HQ in El Paso," tweeted Aleigha Cavalier, national press secretary for the campaign of O'Rourke, a former congressman.
Folks have been so kind these last few days— a good reminder of the larger fight we are up against and how we can all come together in such dark moments. Thank you to team @KamalaHarris for being so thoughtful and sending lunch to Beto HQ in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/hbbOPslV3G— Aleigha Cavalier (@aleighacavalier) August 6, 2019
Twenty-two people were killed in El Paso after a lone gunman allegedly opened fire at a Walmart. The gunman is believed to have written a manifesto warning of an "invasion" of immigrants ahead of the shooting, raising new fears about the growth of white supremacy in the United States.
Within the same 24-hour period, 9 people were killed in a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
O'Rourke tweeted Monday that he doesn't think President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE, who is set to visit El Paso on Wednesday, is welcome in the city.
"This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso,” O'Rourke said. “We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.”
O'Rourke has been one of the most vocal Democrats calling out the similarities between the shooter's language and that of Trump. He said the president is racist and responsible for stoking racism in the country.
Trump on Monday in remarks from the White House condemned white supremacy.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy,” he said. "These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”