LAREDO, Texas – LAREDO, Texas – South Texas congressmen Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez participated in a virtual press conference to respond to what they say is “Republican-led extremist chaos and obstruction at the U.S. Mexico border.”
The event was hosted by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio and also featured U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, Sylvia Garcia of Houston, Greg Casar of Austin and Jasmine Crockett of Dallas.
Rep. Cuellar, of Laredo, and Rep. Gonzalez, of McAllen, said Governor Greg Abbott was trying to provoke a standoff at the border. As a result, they said, Abbott was inciting extremist violence, obstructing federal immigration enforcement, and endangering asylum-seekers, Border Patrol agents, and border residents.
Here is an audio recording of the opening remarks of Reps. Cuellar and Gonzalez at the virtual press conference:
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