A brave Texas Democratic congressman, Rep. Henry Cuellar, who obviously cares more about his constituents than his relations with the White House, said Vice President Harris will perform a “check the box” move Friday by visiting a section of the border where problems are relatively light.
From Cuellar’s comments Thursday of Fox News:
You know, first of all, glad that she’s going down to the border because that is part of her job portfolio, number one. And number two, yes, the epicenter is down there in the lower Rio Grande, the lower part of my district down there. If you look at the numbers that are down there compared to El Paso, you’re not going to get a true picture of what’s happening. You go to the dining facility, you go to Roma, Texas, you go to Rio Grande City, you go to the McAllen area so you can get an idea. That’s how you can get an idea of what’s happening down there.
I’m sure her planners told her that if you’re going to go down to the border, go to a something that’s safe for you to go to that is politically safer if you go down to the lower Rio Grande there with a high activity and you’re there with kids and families, prosecutorial discretion where people are being released, high numbers of people crossing the border, you know, politically that it’s harder to do that. I know that. I mean, that’s part of my district. But you got to do what you got to do. You just can, you know, just go to one place. But she does do the check the box and go down to the border by going to it.