Democratic Congressmen React To Trump Visit To RGV

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to an unfinished section of border wall with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in Pharr, Texas, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Two South Texas Democratic congressmen are reacting to former President Trump’s visit to the Rio Grande Valley.

Congressman Filemon Vela of Brownsville criticized Trump and Governor Greg Abbott, calling the visit an attempt to draw attention away from their failed leadership.

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen called the Trump visit a “slap in the face” to South Texans after saying that the former President helped to incite the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

Both congressmen criticized Abbott for spending taxpayer money on building a border wall, rather than on improving the state’s power grid following February’s statewide electrical outages.

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