The sister of a slain El Paso couple has taken to Facebook to call out politicians who refuse to welcome Trump post-shooting.
While Anchodo did not name names, 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke specifically told Trump “he has no place here.”
This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso. We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019
The sister of a couple killed in Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas is outraged over the “pure evil” exhibited by Democratic politicians who refused to welcome President Donald Trump to the city.
Trump plans Wednesday to visit both El Paso and Dayton, Ohio in the wake of tragic shootings in both cities. While there, the president wants to pass on condolences to those affected as well as praise to the first responders. Trump condemned the white supremacy behind the El Paso attack in a televised address Monday.
Andre and Jordan Anchondo were just two of the 22 people killed at the Walmart shooting. They died while protecting their infant child from the bullets. Supporters have established a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to care for the couple’s three orphaned children.
Vibora (Deborah) Anchondo, Andre Anchondo’s sister, posted an emotional appeal Tuesday on Facebook, telling the “pure evil” Democratic politicians who have repeatedly told the media that Trump is not welcome in the community to eschew politics not to transform a tragic event “into a political issue.”
“It’s such a shame that two of our local politicians (I refuse to say their names as they don’t deserve it) are saying that our President is not welcome on Wednesday,” Anchondo wrote on Facebook. “I cannot believe how these monsters are using the tragic event to push their political agenda.”
“I lost my brother and sister-in-law on Saturday. My family and I are living a horrible nightmare. The visit from our President will be more than comforting to my family. He will not be here for a political agenda. The two monsters from El Paso, who do not deserve to be mentioned by name nor even the nicknames I have for them, are just pure evil. My brother’s body was still laying at Walmart on Saturday night when they decided to make this into a political issue and push their agenda by blaming our President for this. Rather than focusing on the situation and the individual who destroyed the lives of many, these evil people selfishly turned this into a political war. I’m equally as angered by those two as I am with the person who took my brother and his wife from me, typing this I think I feel more animosity towards those two evil politicians.” – Deborah