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Democrats’ Spanish State Of The Union Response Ties Trump To El Paso Mass Shooter

Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar, while delivering the Democratic Party’s Spanish-language State of the Union response, tied President Donald Trump to a mass shooting that targeted Hispanic Americans.

After President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address before Congress on Tuesday night — and after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave the Democrats’ English-language response — Escobar delivered her party’s Spanish-language response. Speaking in a community health clinic in her hometown of El Paso, Escobar largely attacked the administration on health care, gun control, and the impeachment trial.

The first-term congresswoman also directly tied a 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, in which the alleged perpetrator targeted Hispanic people, to the president.

“Just before [the shooter] began his killing spree, he published his opinions on the Internet, and he used the same hateful words used by President Trump to describe immigrants and Latinos,” Escobar said in Spanish.

She was referencing the August 2019 shooting that took place in an El Paso Walmart. Alleged perpetrator Patrick Wood Crusius shot and killed 22 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in 2019. Authorities linked a manifesto, posted online shortly before the attack, to the shooter.

The nearly 2,400-word manifesto was an anti-immigrant call to arms in which the author railed against the replacement of the native white population with Hispanics and other immigrants, and arguing that U.S. political leaders were doing nothing to stop the replacement of white people in the country. The author said he took “honor” in  fighting for the future of the U.S. and Europe.

This is not entirely new rhetoric from the lawmaker, who replaced failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in the House. Immediately following the mass shooting in El Paso, Escobar said publicly that Trump was “not welcome” in her city.

During her Spanish address on Tuesday night, Escobar also attacked Trump for his immigration enforcement policies, and blamed him for the death of migrant children.

“From attacks against Dreamers, family separation, the deaths of migrant children, to the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy that sends asylum-seekers into dangerous situations, these are policies none of us ever imagined would happen in America in our lifetime,” she said.

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  1. The fact that she hold the “Beto O’Rourke” seat confirms that she was elected by a Progressive Left enclave existing in the middle of Texas, and thus is practiced in “creative” history and analysis of motivations. I am certain her constituents loved her presentation, as did AOC and rest of the squad and Bernie, Liz, and the rest of those allegedly competing for the Democrat Party nomination for President. Their problem, however, is that as their lies become more blatant and obvious, they drive independent voters away. Those voters appreciate the increased economic rewards that President Trump has wrought. While many don’t particularly like his :”tweeting”, most do not follow twitter, either because of time constraints or because they find twitter content to be inane. But when the compare the “promises” and “goals” of each and every person competing for the Democrat nomination and the impact on their lives and families to what President Trump promised in 2016 and delivered…well, that isn’t a tough choice. Ms. Escobar either volunteered to dive, or was thrown, under the bus…probably few if any other volunteers.

  2. It’s human nature….we all like to feel ‘validated’. Particularly the UNDERinformed and minority. And these spin doctors take full advantage to prey on good people. For the majority of Hispanics in the El Paso area English is, at best, a second language and they rely on what Escobar, Beto and the like ‘tell’ them.

    Beto’s attempts at self elevation indicate what the English speaking Hispanics refused.FYI English is a requirement for citizenship. Actually living in a border state near El Paso I regularly hear on talk radio many conservative Hispanics speaking out against the progressives that brainwash or intimidate their population. in addition to the “ILLEGAL” entrants.


    If you honestly believe in our “American way of life”, can’t you find 30 minutes a week to ‘teach’, or help those offering to ‘serve’ our country? Start at the dinner table with your own family….If we will actually engage and “fight for what’s right” No One, No Country can beat us.

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