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Congressman Gonzalez Statement on President’s Visit to South Texas

January 11, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement regarding the President’s trip to South Texas:

“Do not be fooled: President Trump does not care about the people of South Texas, this country, or the rule of law. This individual fomented an attack on the United States Capitol and American democracy.  As usual, even after being denounced by respectable members of his cabinet and his own party, he continues to refuse any responsibility for his actions. I urge elected officials not to honor him with their presence as an act of American solidarity. This is a time for good ol’ South Texas American pride to beam into our communities and to not allow ourselves to be used like an old rag by a modern day traitor. I also urge the media to be conscious of his goal, which is nothing more than an effort to distract and deceive the American people on the taxpayers’ dime. Regardless of party affiliation, this is a time for South Texans to display true American patriotism and honor our democracy.”

Congressman Gonzalez represents the 15th District of Texas which is located in Central and South Texas and encompasses the counties of Brooks, Duval, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Karnes, and Live Oak as well as portions of Wilson County, and Hidalgo County which is located on the U.S.-Mexico border.