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El Paso shooting

President Trump is in El Paso today. The local congresswoman won’t meet with him.

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar has said that Trump’s divisive rhetoric is in part to blame for a mass shooting that officials have deemed an act of domestic terrorism.

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, speaks to the media before a march at Houston Park in El Paso on August 4, 2019.

El Paso shooting

More than 20 people were killed in an Aug. 3, 2019, shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso. The gunman was arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting in El Paso, which is recovering from what federal law enforcement has classified as an act of domestic terrorism. 

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