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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:34 AM

Henry Cuellar Says Trump's Border Visit Can't Deflect From Capitol Siege 'Ingrained In Our Minds'

President Donald Trumpís speech on Tuesday, in front of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Alamo, Texas, could be seen as his ďlast standĒ in the waning days of his presidency, says South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar.

The appearance was Trumpís first since the storming of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday Ė an event for which the U.S. House will vote to decide whether to impeach him. Trump says he bears no responsibility for inciting the siege. Cuellar told Texas Standard that Trump is trying to deflect through his visit to the border to tout progress on wall construction. But he says that deflection wonít work.

ďItís not going to happen. I mean, thatís ingrained in our minds Ė the images, what we saw last week, what we heard, what we saw, itís ingrained in our minds,Ē Cuellar said.

Trumpís visit was meant to be an acknowledgement of fulfilling his promise to complete hundreds of miles of new border fencing during his term. His original promise was 1,000 miles. On Tuesday, he claimed 450 new miles were built. Cuellar says thatís false.

Read more: https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/henry-cuellar-says-trumps-border-visit-cant-deflect-from-capitol-siege-ingrained-in-our-minds/

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