Sister of Killed El Paso Victims Says Democrats are 'Pure Evil' for Blaming Trump
Describes Dem politicians as 'monsters' for politicizing Texas shooting
The sister of a couple who was killed during the El Paso mass-shooting last weekend has blasted Democratic politicians for politicizing the tragedy, calling them "pure evil" for blaming President Donald Trump for the attack.
Vibora (Deborah) Anchondo, whose brother and his wife were among the 22 people killed, says Democrats who are attempting to block President Trump from visiting the Texas city are "monsters" for "using the tragic event to push their political agenda."
Jordan and Andre Anchondo died shielding their infant son from gunfire inside the El Paso Walmart where the gunman opened fire last Saturday.
Supporters have set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to care for the couple’s three orphaned children.
Trump is visiting both El Paso and Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, in the wake of tragic shootings in both cities.
During his visit, the president wishes to pass on condolences to those affected and give praise to the first responders.
In a televised address on Monday, Trump condemned the white supremacy behind the El Paso attack.
In her post, she tells of 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
Several Texas Democrats who are blaming Trump for the for shooting because of his comments on illegal immigration say Trump has no business coming to El Paso.
Former Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has repeatedly said in both television interviews and on his Twitter account that Trump is responsible for the massacre.
Early Wednesday, he tweeted again that “22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism.
"El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I.”
22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I. https://t.co/dakFPKj0vJ— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019
Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar, whose congressional district includes El Paso, said Monday that Trump “is not welcome” in the aftermath of the tragedy.
“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,” she told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.
"He should not come here while we are in mourning."
Escobar further told CNN Tuesday that she refused an invitation from the White House to stand with the president in El Paso.
“I declined the invitation because I refuse to be an accessory to his visit,” said Escobar.
“I refuse to join without a dialogue about the pain his racist and hateful words & actions have caused our community and country.”