During a House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on Border Security in 2013, Congressman Beto O'Rourke had a much different perspective than he does today.
Now a 2020 presidential candidate, Beto's current position is, 'walls don't save lives, they end lives.' And he says he's in favor of 'removing' the current border barrier that separates the U.S. and Mexico at El Paso.
Beto even had a competing rally when Trump went to El Paso in early February. Open borders Beto called his event the "March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies" rally.
O'Rourke is also 'open' to abolishing ICE.
But in 2013, Beto said a secure border is "one of the most important questions' for our country to answer. He said his City of El Paso's commerce and trade was dependent on a secure border. He was for doubling the border patrol and praised record deportations.
WATCH THIS VIDEO OF BETO 2013: 'FATE OF OUR COUNTRY' DEPENDS ON IT (BORDER SECURITY)