Traditional law enforcement has done a great job keeping South Texas safe. Why not support their efforts instead of doing wasteful programs, such as sending troops or building border walls? Henry Cuellar has taken a stand!
See Link below on Generals calling for militarization of the border.
Cuellar Campaign Seeks Funds to Counter Border ‘War Zone’ Attack
By Steve Taylor
Texans for Henry Cuellar say Fox News personality Greta Van Susteren owes Congressman Cuellar an apology.
McALLEN, Oct. 19 – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s re-election team has turned disparaging remarks about the Texas-Mexico border region by two retired generals into a campaign fundraising opportunity.
In an email sent to supporters on Tuesday, Jessica Hernandez, finance assistant for Texans for Henry Cuellar, highlighted the recent appearance of retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey and retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales on Fox News.
The generals appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record show soon after testifying before a House congressional panel where they clashed with Cuellar over a report they had put their names to.
The report, commissioned by the State of Texas, is titled ‘Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment. It describes the Texas border with Mexico as a “war zone.”
The report said: “Living and conducting business in a Texas border county is tantamount to living in a war zone in which civil authorities, law enforcement agencies, as well as citizens, are under attack around the clock.”
Hernandez responded with this message to supporters in her email:
“Last week two retired Generals appeared before a hearing on Capitol Hill to explain how they reached their finding that the border area of Texas was a war zone. After failing to answer the most basic questions about their compensation ($80,000 of tax dollars) and their methodologies, they turned to Fox News to attack Cong. Henry Cuellar for asking these basic questions,” Hernandez wrote.
“Now, with the help of Fox News personality Greta Van Susteren, they have launched an attack on Cong. Cuellar’s integrity. They even went so far as to selectively edit the video to downplay the missing data and false conclusions.”
Hernandez asked supporters to help Cuellar “stop these lies and distortions” by clicking on a link to make an online financial contribution to his re-election campaign.
“These retired Generals refused to admit how much they were paid, did not know how many interviews were conducted, failed to interview local sheriffs and police chiefs, and provided only anecdotal evidence to reach the false conclusion that doing business in border counties is like ‘operating in a war zone’,” Hernandez wrote.
“As those of you who live in the border area, travel there or do business there know…this statement is 100 percent false and not based in reality.”
Hernandez then posted Cuellar’s response.
“Business on the border is booming. False, baseless attacks like this harm our public image and weaken our economy by spreading misinformation that might discourage companies from doing business along the border. As a lifelong resident of the border and a pro-business, pro-jobs Congressman, I will continue to fight back against these attacks on our community, our economy and our character,” Cuellar said.
Hernandez urged supporters to help Cuellar stand up to “outsiders” who are “using attacks on the border business community to further their own personal, political agendas.” She said contributions of $5, $10, $25, $100 or more could be made.
“Ms. Van Susteren and the retired Generals owe Cong. Cuellar an apology,” Hernandez wrote. “They attacked the border community with zero evidence, and now they are attacking the Congressman’s character, honesty and integrity…again, with zero evidence.”
She added that it is “our community, our reputation and our economy at stake. Stand with Cong. Cuellar today.”
Hernandez concluded by providing a link to the Fox “attack” on Cuellar. Click here to see the video.
Hernandez asked that supporters forward their families, friends and business associates to Cuellar’s campaign Facebook page. Click here to go to it.
To make a contribution to the Cuellar campaign, click here.