Today, the Senate voted for Congressman Castro’s bipartisan resolution to block Trump’s fake national emergency. 59 to 41.
But instead of standing up for Texas, Senators Cornyn and Cruz decided to swear allegiance to Donald Trump by voting for his border wall. Cornyn and Cruz are betraying everything it means to be a Texan.
Texans don’t cower. We don’t hide. We don’t let a billionaire president steal Texans’ land for a stupid border wall.
Trump’s fake national emergency is a gross abuse of power, a waste of taxpayer dollars, a danger to our national security, and a pointless distraction from the issues that matter most to working families. No president in history has declared a national emergency to overrule Congress and the will of the people.
Every Republican should have voted for this resolution. They took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and Trump’s declaration undermines Congress’ vote against funding his unnecessary border wall.
This is one of the largest land grabs in Texas history. We must stop it and we can.
Trump and Cornyn are up for reelection in 2020. We must do everything we can to defeat them. That means we need to know that you’re all in. We need your continued support.
We will not allow Trump Republicans to tarnish the reputation of our great state.
It’s clear that this president doesn’t know a damn thing about Texans, our land, and our great state.
We’re done with Trump and Cornyn lying about Texas and our border.
Chair, Texas Democratic Party