Biden asks Texas voters to support the Democratic candidate to remove Republican Ted Cruz from the Senate - NewssMex

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Biden asks Texas voters to support the Democratic candidate to remove Republican Ted Cruz from the Senate

EFE

The U.S. President, Joe Biden, asked for support this Wednesday in Texas to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz, attributed the immigration problems at the border to the Trump era, and assured that he is not going to "demonize migrants."

Biden attended two private fundraising meetings for his election campaign this afternoon and encouraged donors to support Colin Allred, the Democratic nominee for the seat that the popular Cruz seeks to renew, according to the journalists following the president.


Allred, a 40-year-old African-American lawyer and former football player, has represented Texas's 32nd district in the House of Representatives since 2019 and prevailed in his party's primaries, but he won't have it easy against Cruz, of Cuban origin, who has been a senator for Texas since 2013.

Apart from that, Biden took advantage of the events to lash out at his Republican opponent in the upcoming presidential elections, former President Donald Trump, to whom he attributed the "chaos at the U.S. border," where migration has reached record numbers in the last year.

On the thorny issue of immigration, a central theme in the election year, Biden recalled that a group of senators from both parties is negotiating an agreement that so far has not been successful due to the opposition of the Republican caucus and distanced himself from Trump.


"Unlike Trump, I am not going to demonize migrants," said the president, quoted by journalists, and highlighted that his opponent "is serious, no matter how crazy what he says sounds," citing as examples his choices of judges and controversial comments about NATO.

At the first event, held at a house in Dallas with a hundred guests, including the president of the National Democratic Committee, Jaime Harrison, the campaign raised 2.5 million dollars, added the journalists' report.