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Former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke – who lost both his 2018 bid for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’ seat and the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – told the Buzz Adams Morning Show on Monday that he is considering running for governor.

O’Rourke told Adams he’s considering making the run after watching how the state has suffered through the pandemic while speaking on the KLAQ show.

“It’s something I’m going to think about,” he said. “This State has suffered perhaps more than any other [state] in the midst of the pandemic, in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression. And it is particularly galling to me and to you and to everyone who is listening that El Paso in one of the hardest-hit states was, if not is, the hardest-hit city.”

DES MOINES, IA – NOVEMBER 01:Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) speaks to his supporters after announcing he was dropping out of the presidential race before the start of the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on November 1, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen presidential are expected to speak at the event addressing over 12,000 people. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

“So many people dying so quickly you set up 10 mobile morgues, have to call the national guard to move the dead bodies, and you have a complete indifference on the part of Gov. Greg Abbott to what local leadership, including our County Judge Samaniego, are trying to do to literally save the lives of the people in our lives.”

O’Rourke said it’s important to have a leader in office that is going to “make sure that all of us are OK.”

“Whether I’m a candidate for governor or I support someone who’s candidate for governor, I want to make sure that we have excellence in leadership and that excellence goes to every single part of the state, including ours.”

As of Wednesday the state reported 14,731 new confirmed cases and 467 deaths.

Author: Brianna Lyman

Source: Daily Caller: Beto O’Rourke Considering Run For Governor

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) Tuesday that was sought by Texas to prevent President Joe Biden from enforcing a 100-day deportation ban.

Texas sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday after the agency issued a memo that ordered immigration agencies to stop most deportations.

The order barred any deportations except when the person was suspected of terrorism or espionage, those who were not in the country before Nov. 1, those who agree to deportation, and those who the Acting Director of ICE determines should be removed.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued the moratorium violated the Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law and a “mutually beneficial agreement” between the lone star state and the DHS, which requires the DHS to give it 180 days’ notice of any proposed action, according to the suit.

Tipton, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, granted the TRO, noting that Texas is likely to prevail on at least two claims, although only one claim is needed to be granted a TRO.

Guatemalan migrants deported from the United States, queue upon their arrival at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City on January 6, 2021. – (ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP via Getty Images)

In granting the TRO, Tipton ruled that the 100-day deportation moratorium violates the APA in that not removing an illegal immigrant is “not in accordance with law and in excess of the government’s statutory authority” under current law, which stipulates an illegal alien must be removed within 90 days.

Tipton also said that the DHS “arbitrarily and capriciously departed from its previous policy without sufficient explanation.”

“The January 20 Memorandum not only fails to consider potential policies more limited in scope and time, but it also fails to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations,” Tipton wrote.

Author: Brianna Lyman

Source: Daily Caller: Texas Judge Appointed By Trump Blocks Biden’s 100-Day Deportation Ban

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