A woman whose brother and sister-in-law were killed during the massacre in El Paso, Texas, over the weekend publicly shamed Democratic politicians and called them "pure evil" for not welcoming President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to the city.
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On Tuesday, El Paso resident Vibora Anchondo wrote on Facebook:
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. 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 or 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.
The Daily Caller reported that "several Texas Democrats" have blamed President Trump for the shooting in El Paso, but pointed to Rep. Veronica Escobar and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke for their stand-out criticisms.
Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, Escobar said, "It is shocking to me that [President Trump] is so utterly self-aware, and this is why, from my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are mourning."
The congresswoman went on to tell CNN on Tuesday, "I declined the invitation [to stand with the president in El Paso] because I refuse to be an accessory to his visit. I refuse to join without a dialogue about the pain his racist and hateful words and actions have caused our community and country."