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BY: Mikhael Smits
Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee that helped recruit and elect Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), announced Friday it had selected its first Democrat to unseat in the 2020 elections.
Tweet - Friday - Morning - Justice - Democrats
In a tweet Friday morning, Justice Democrats took aim at Rep. Henry Cuellar (D., Texas). The post noted Cueller has voted with President Donald Trump "69% of the time," and has taken conservative positions on a number of issues. Cuellar is one of the few House Democrats praised by gun rights and pro-life organizations.
Justice Democrats criticized Cuellar for "[f]undrais[ing] for the GOP." In September of last year, Cuellar supported a fundraiser for Rep. John Carter (R., Texas) in a close raise against a Democrat.
July - Cuellar - Alarm - President - Barack
In July 2014, Cuellar raised alarm that President Barack Obama's administration was not taking the border crisis seriously. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Cuellar worried that the government was moving too slowly on responding to border security. "The administration should have been ready," he said. "With all due respect to the administration, they're one step behind. They should have seen this coming a long time ago."
Now, with the new White House occupant supporting stronger border security measures, Cuellar opposes a border wall and denies the existence of an immigration crisis.
Texas - District - Cuellar - Area - East
Texas' 28th Congressional District, represented by Cuellar, covers an area just east of San Antonio and...
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