Texas House rep says Trump not welcome in her district in El Paso after shooting

Texas House rep says Trump not welcome in her district in El Paso after shooting
Veronica Escobar (Image: MSNBC screen grab)

[Ed. – Clearly neither she nor the author read the manifesto.]

The Texas congresswoman who represents El Paso on Monday said President Trump is not welcome in her district as the community mourns the death of 20 people following a mass shooting Saturday.

“From my perspective he [Trump] is not welcome here he should not come here while we are in mourning,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.

The El Paso shooter allegedly wrote a white nationalist manifesto ahead of his attack in the community near the border with Mexico, and many Democrats have pointed to the president’s rhetoric as encouraging violence.

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Escobar said it is “probably unfair” to say the shooters came as a result of Trump holding a rally in El Paso, but said Trump needs to reflect on his words and actions at rallies that could be encouraging violent attacks such as the Saturday shooting.

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