NEW YORK ― Former Texas Rep. and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful said Wednesday that he would sign legislation to study reparations if elected president.

“Yes,” O’Rourke said. “Absolutely, I would sign that into law.”

O’Rourke was speaking at the National Action Network convention in New York, where Rev. Al Sharpton asked him whether he would support  (D-Texas) to create a commission to study and develop reparations for the black community.

Al Sharpton just asked Beto O’Rourke whether he would sign legislation to study reparations

“Yes,” O’Rourke says.

Here’s video of his full answer.

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The reparations issue has been thrust into the Democratic presidential primary since Sen. (D-Calif.) said during a February interview

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