Stephen Colbert sat down with Beto O’Rourke (above), the Democratic congressman giving Ted Cruz a run for his money for his U.S. Senate seat.
O’Rourke explained his name “Beto” before talking about the wall and immigration, two of Texas’s biggest issues.
Added O’Rourke: “We don’t need walls. We can have smart security solutions….People are coming out at this moment of truth. They’re going to help us decide as a country, are we a nation of walls? Will we ban all Muslims or all people of one religion? Will we describe the press as the ‘enemy of the people’? Will we take kids away from their parents when they’re trying to claim asylum, fleeing from the most brutal countries in this hemisphere, if not the planet?”
Ahead of his interview, Colbert ran a look at Beto’s background.
Explained Colbert: “Beto is running in Texas against incumbent senator and man whose campaign staff is definitely watching this show right now, Ted Cruz.”