Democratic presidential candidate and former El Paso congressman Beto O’Rourke will visit OU Aug. 19.
O’Rourke’s campaign will stop in Tulsa Sunday and Monday, according to the Tulsa World, and visit OU later that day at Volare Pizzeria Bar + Lounge, according to the campaign.
NEW: Beto O’Rourke will hold a rally at Volare Pizzeria Bar + Lounge near OU’s Norman Campus Monday. pic.twitter.com/QnRAqZHNyT— Storme Jones (@StormeJones) August 17, 2019
Taz Al-Michael, president of College Democrats of Oklahoma, confirmed that O’Rourke would visit campus Monday. According to an email from the O'Rourke campaign which a supporter shared with The Daily, O'Rourke will hold a rally at 3:45 p.m. Monday at Volare.
According to a press release tweeted Saturday by a KFOR reporter, Beto will visit Black Wall Street in Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood on Monday, as well as the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
HEADS UP OKC: Presidential Candidate @BetoORourke will be in town this Monday to tour the OKC National Memorial & Museum, @OKCNM. This visit comes after O’Rourke spent two weeks in his home community of #ElPaso. @kfor pic.twitter.com/HU76eSjAWz— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) August 17, 2019
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted that every presidential candidate should visit the memorial.
I believe visiting @OKCNM should be required for anyone who wishes to be President. It is the most effective place in our nation to internalize the true cost of dehumanization, extremism & political violence. All candidates are invited and I’ll show you around personally. https://t.co/urQB46nhNi— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) August 17, 2019
O’Rourke resumed his campaign Thursday following a 12-day hiatus after the deadly shooting in his hometown of El Paso, which claimed 22 lives.
This post was updated at 2:14 p.m., 6:53 p.m. and 8:36 p.m. Saturday to add more details about O'Rourke's visit to Oklahoma.