"We have a Republican president who constantly raises racist fears. He calls some countries" holes ", tells colored women to" go back "to where they came from, and lies more often than tells the truth. We have Republican senators and representatives who look the other way and say nothing, fearing that it will negatively affect their choices, "said McCollister.
He added that he would be the one who is not afraid to speak.
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"This will not happen anymore. When history books are written, I refuse to be the one who did not say anything. It is time for us, Republicans, to be honest with what is happening inside our party. We are better than this, and I beg my Republican colleagues stand up and do the right thing, "- stressed the congressman.
Recall, on August 3, at about 11:00 local time, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius opened fire on visitors to the Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso. Twenty people were killed, another 26 were injured. The city is located near the US-Mexican border and is inhabited mainly by Latin Americans. The detainee himself confirmed that he had committed a crime on "ideological grounds" and was inspired by the terrorist attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand.