The El Paso Times reports:
President Donald Trump was expected to be greeted with denunciations from some El Paso leaders when he visits Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, along with the Border Network for Human Rights and Women’s March El Paso, plan a gathering at 12:30 p.m. in Washington Park. That’s down the street from University Medical Center, where Trump is expected to meet with survivors of the shooting Saturday that left 22 people dead.
Organizers say the event is meant to honor those killed, call for gun control and confront white supremacy. Meanwhile, area medical workers began a petition asking University Medical Center, a hospital treating several of the wounded shooting victims, not to host Trump. Several local officials have urged Trump not to visit the city, where he never has been particularly popular. He won only a quarter of the vote in El Paso County in 2016.
The White House invited me to join @realDonaldTrump during his visit to El Paso. My response was clear. I requested a phone call with him today in order to share what I have now heard from many constituents, including some who are victims of Saturday’s attack.
— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) August 6, 2019