Julian Castro announces 2020 Presidential bid

The field is already starting to get crowded. First it was Elizabeth Warren, then Tulsi Gabbard, followed by Kamala Harris saying “maybe.” Now we have Julian Castro officially announcing that he’s joining the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

Castro served under President Obama as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and was also the mayor of San Antonio, Texas.

He plans to run on a progressive agenda and says his first act as President would be rejoining the Paris climate agreement. The son of immigrants, the candidate also promised comprehensive immigration reform and called out President Trump on the issue, saying he’s a “failed leader.”

“He’s a failed leader on this issue, and now he’s just trying to stoke his political base by bringing up the wall all the time,” Castro said. “And it’s just a failure of leadership all around. I would end this kind of family detention.”

He also hit on the usual talking points of universal healthcare, Black Lives Matter and a woman’s right to choose.

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