Trump Called “The Greatest Threat” in Spanish-Language SOTU Response
During the Spanish-language response to Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rep. Veronica Escobar dug into the president and the Republican-controlled Senate.
During the Spanish-language response to Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said President Trump is “the greatest threat to our society.”
"Honestly, the greatest threat to our security is a president and a Republican-controlled Senate that act only in their own interest," she said in response to the address.
During her rebuttal, which took place in a community health clinic in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, Rep. Escobar brought up gun control and immigration issues in connection to the president’s rhetoric.
During her first year serving in the House in 2019, a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart, killing more than 22 people.
"Just before [the shooter] began his killing spree, he published his opinions on the Internet, and he used the same hateful words used by President Trump to describe immigrants and Latinos," Escobar said.
She also criticized Trump’s immigration policies, including his family separation policy.
"From attacks against Dreamers, family separation, the deaths of migrant children, to the 'Remain in Mexico' policy that sends asylum-seekers into dangerous situations, these are policies none of us ever imagined would happen in America in our lifetime," said Escobar.
President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night, on the eve of an impending vote in the Senate for his impeachment trial. Trump did not mention his impeachment trial during the address.