O'Rourke thanks Harris for buying staff lunch: 'We can all come together in such dark moments'

O'Rourke thanks Harris for buying staff lunch: 'We can all come together in such dark moments'
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Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkePoll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Authorities seize weapons from alleged neo-Nazi leader under 'red flag' law Super PAC seeks to spend more than million supporting Yang MORE's presidential campaign thanked his primary opponent Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisClinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Poll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special 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.

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 John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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.”