I have no faith in Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to do the right thing. Their failure as public servants will not stop me from doing my duty as a citizen.

I ask my elected officials to stop ignoring the obvious signs that the Grand Old Party is a safe haven for racists, murderers and corruption.

Twenty-two people in El Paso, my hometown, were killed by a white supremacist, who's a Trump supporter. A white supremacist who feels he stands with like-minded peers in the GOP.

I've been harassed by them for being Hispanic; but name calling pales in comparison to what the people in El Paso suffered. Take a step back and look at the state we're living in. Analyze the way people are being treated.

Do the senators really believe that their response to this crisis is the right response? Do they really think the rounding up of people of a specific race, imprisonment of children into concentration camps, and the shooting of law-abiding citizens because of their ethnicity will be looked at kindly in the future?

Their actions — and inactions — will be one more embarrassing footnote in history books.

Lorenzo Ochoa

Galveston

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Claudia Burnam

What a bunch of ****. E G Wiley

Charles Douglas

Mr. Ochoa, you think becuase you are Hispanic you or others like you have a right to break this country laws freely, and we all are suppose to say it is okay! I'm an African-American who have fought for this country and it's democracy, but that doesn't give me nor others like me the right to beak the laws of the land! Sir, somebody told you wrong!!! You need to quit swallowing those CNN, MSNBC talking points and join the real world. This guy who shot those people in El Paso, did so out of pure hate, and failure to KNOW enough about God to develope self-control. Proverbs 25:28 says a man with no self-control is like a city broken down with no walls to protect it! Satan looks for people like him, because another one like him, shot up a bunch of Republican congressmen on a baseball field not long ago, and he was a SANDERS supporter. Again, one just like him, in a matter of hours of the El Paso killings, kill numerous victims in Ohio, and he was an Elizabeth Warren supporter! You need to get a hold of yourself my brother, because in the days to come, what you have witnessed up to now will be nothing compared to the future evils and manifestations of wickedness Satan will perpetuate through those who know not God, and those who claim they know him, but have no command of God's word will be astronomical! Get together brother! God bless!

Keith Gray

CD spoken like a true Christian... and a poster I've have missed for quite a while. You're not kin to JBG are you?

Charles Douglas

Mr. Keith Gray!!!!!! You know that's me! Those Indians did improve like you and I use to anticipate that they would, and I hope they build on what they have now. Come to think of it, It's time for some Galveston County FOOTBALL, with all the reporting and boasting which goes with it, and being a football fan I know you agree! Lol

Keith Gray

I agree... and I'd like to someday have some peanut M&Ms with you while sipping a died coke...

Carlos Ponce

"Twenty-two people in El Paso, my hometown, were killed by a white supremacist, who's a Trump supporter." Half-true.

The killer is a white supremacist. He re-tweeted some of the President's tweets. And that makes him a supporter? That's a stretch. I re-post some of the statements made by those whom I have severe disagreements in these forums. I agree with some of their statements and disagree with some of their statements. Re-posting their views does not make one a "supporter". The idea the killer is a Trump supporter is Left Wing Propaganda.

The killer has sever disagreements with the GOP, Trump, Cruz, Cronyn and Democrats. Read what he posted in his manifesto posted nineteen minutes before the first 911 call alerted the authorities to a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex.:

"The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades." "However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations." "My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case."

Lorenzo Ochoa, I suggest you get informed. Your post is filled with mis-information. We all mourn for the needless loss of life in El Paso.

The Dayton Killer is a Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporter. The shooter who shot at Steve Scalise and other Republican Congressmen was also a "Bernie Bro". But we don't blame those candidates nor the Democrat Party. That would be wrong.

Carlos Ponce

"I've been harassed by them for being Hispanic" - Really? Perhaps you hang around the wrong people. I'm Hispanic and have not had the same experience. I remember an old commercial, the last line in that ad stating, "We find what we seek". I look for the best in people. Is there racism in this country? Yes, but I don't go looking for it. I don't find racism as the reason for most people's actions. On the rare occasion where it is, I say a prayer for them and offer God's blessings.

Bailey Jones

Cruz and Cornyn (like all politicians) don't care about anything except their re-election - and that means supporting Trump. 90% of Republicans approve of Trump. They adore his sophomoric behavior, they revel in his every utterance, and they embrace his policies and politics. Trump isn't an aberration, he's the very soul of the Republican Party. If it's moral courage you seek, seek it elsewhere.

Don Schlessinger

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Claudia Burnam

Ditto! E G Wiley

Carlos Ponce

"Cruz and Cornyn (like all politicians) don't care about anything except their re-election - and that means supporting Trump."

Political rhetoric from Bailey. No basis in fact.

Speaking of facts, did you hear Joe Biden say "We choose truth over facts!". That's uncle Joe!

Bailey Jones

"Political rhetoric from Bailey. No basis in fact."

Carlos, I'd be interesting in hearing your alternative facts about why Cruz supports an man he clearly believes is unfit for office -



Cruz - "Donald can't defend his own record. Whenever you point out what he's actually said, he just screams, 'liar.' He insults you. He attacks you. He makes it personal, and he gets very rattled. He doesn't like anyone pointing to his actual, substantive record. And I think that's a sign of weakness."



"It's not easy to tick me off. I don't get angry often, but if you mess with my wife, if you mess with my kids, that will do it every time. Donald, you're a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone."



"If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I'm not confident which pedal I'd push."



"Trump is a narcissist and serial philanderer and morality doesn't exist for him."



"This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies. He lies — practically every word that comes out of his mouth."



And so on. Same for other GOPs, like Graham. Cornyn, of course, has always been a Trumpuppet.

Carlos Ponce

What you post, Bailey is pre-election rhetoric. Cruz endorsed Trump for the November 2016 elections and has endorsed him for 2020 presidential election. Trump supported Cruz during the 2018 Midterms. All is forgiven. Water under the bridge.

Bailey Jones

"Trump supported Cruz during the 2018 Midterms. All is forgiven. Water under the bridge." - yes, exactly right. Re-election is job 1. Trump has the votes, Cruz has the fawning subservience it takes to get them. What's missing here is any semblance of principle.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, you're reading too much into it. Political rhetoric,political rhetoric,political rhetoric- that's all it is.

Dan Freeman

I think Carlos has a point. Uncle Joe is getting tongue tied in Iowa. Here is the full quote: “We choose science over fiction,” Biden said. “We choose truth over facts.” Whatever that means.

Wayne Holt

Count me squarely in Bailey's camp. The uncomfortable but not so secret news is that both parties lie to us, just about different things. Remember when Democrats were anti-war and Republicans stood up for fiscal conservatism? I do, but those times are L O N G gone. We have a Congress filled with personally ambitious grifters who don't give a rat's asp about the people in their district, their state or their country unless they can figure an angle to increase their power and wealth.

Our nations' capital is filled with the least worthy, least statesmanlike, least tolerant and least likely to lead from the moral high ground of any in my lifetime. This has gone way, way beyond party politics. We are rapidly coming into a state of low-intensity conflict with a runaway government that is every bit as authoritarian as King George ever was...they just have the ability to do it real-time everywhere now.

Wake up, folks. We are not going to be saved from the top. If we're very lucky and God/Providence/Fortune smiles on us, we MAY be able to salvage it from the bottom up. But we better start soon, and we better be serious about it.

Michael Byrd

Don't like being arrested... don't break the law. It's so simple even a criminal can understand.

Gary Miller

MR. Ochoa! You must know CNN and MSNBC lie. When you repeat their lies you also lie. Both shooters said they were Democrat supporters. One a Sanders and Warren supporter, the other claimed he supported ANTIFA & socialist Democrats. Please learn the truth then re write your story.

Paula Flinn

Neither Senator, to my knowledge, made a trip to El Paso or to Dayton, OH, to comfort the families of the victims. What happened to “compassionate conservatism”? They should have made a trip to El Paso.

Carlos Ponce

Really, Paula? Well you missed it! WATCH Senator Ted Cruz!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrLjhzzJ94E

AND Senator John Cronyn:

https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/republican-us-sen-john-cornyn-visits-makeshift-memorial

What's the reason, Paula? Did your news source not report it?

Charles Douglas

I think I have a sensible explanation of what happened here. One of the ways evil operates is through the air ways of communication, ...or not! When they do operate through those means of communications, minions who evil chose to operate through those particular resources will spew fake news, lies, and things geared to hurt those against them like they do with DOXING! When they deem it possible, they just refuse to report news positive to the enemy, like in this situation. Mr. PONCE knocked it out of the park. News outlets like Clinton News Network just did not want people knowing that Texas's two Republican Senators went to El Paso to comfort those families affected by that deranged fool killer. You know, this system, I'M describing was implemented so precise, that President Trump had to take to Twitter and Facebook, to help reach his supporters and the general public as a whole. All that and they ...point the crooked finger of scorn, and accusations at him for fighting back anyway he can. They have never had such resistance coming from the right. Never! Mitt Romney sure did not put up a fight, and JEB, didn't make it to the finals! So there it is, the whole picture of how the enemy is trying to kill America in order to destroy Israel. He thinks if he can just take America out,..or relegate this country to being a non factor, dorsal state runned by Clinton, Biden, Pelosi, or Crybaby Schumer, the road will be clear! HE is mistaken once again though! He had those allusions, when he had Able killed, and thereby neutralizing Cain. What did God do? Ready? UP POPPED SETH! The devil has the same problems his minions have, they don't know when to quit!


Paula Flinn

Well, happy they went. Guess I blinked and missed it! Thanks for letting me know.

Charles Douglas

For those who are not up on the scriptures, let me explain, see after the devil tempted Adam and Eve in the garden to take their power away, God told him the seed of the woman would someday destroy him! So then, the devil knew he did not have to worry about the man and the woman, they were already damanged goods, so he decided to take the kids out by any means necessary! Then he could boast to all heaven and hell, look everybody, I beat God! Not true, nobody BEATS GOD. SAY AMEN to that. Send your offerings to GDN and they will distribute them to the poor!

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