x

Memphis News & Weather | Memphis, TN | WATN - localmemphis.com

El Paso lawmakers, protesters say Trump’s not welcome while city grieves

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — President Trump traveled to Texas Wednesday where 22 people were shot and killed at an El Paso Walmart. He says...
trump el paso

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — President Trump traveled to Texas Wednesday where 22 people were shot and killed at an El Paso Walmart.

He says the country stands with the border city during this tragic time but Texas Democratic lawmakers say the President isn’t welcome in El Paso — citing his words of division.

The President and First Lady did not receive a warm welcome. Protestors were ready to greet the President with one message: go home.

El Paso Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobarsays the President owes El Paso an apology.

“He put a target on our backs,”said Escobar. “As far as I’m concerned, he should not be here until he doesthat [apologizes].”

Texas Republicans John Cornynand Ted Cruz say Congress needs to tackle gun safety when they return to Washingtonnext month.

But they didn’t specify whattype of legislation they might support.

Cornyn says “guncontrol” is not the solution.

Instead, he says congress shouldfocus on red flag laws, saying:“This is something I think we need to discussand say is there a way to identify some of these shooters early before theycommit their act of violence.”

The President said Wednesdaythat he is open to talking about some aspects of gun control legislation butright now he says the focus is the people in El Paso who are still recovering.