AUSTIN, Texas -- More El Paso Democrats are urging the President not to come to their city this week in the wake of the deadly Walmart shooting where a gunman killed 22 people and wounded more than two dozen.
“We’re in mourning here in El Paso and we feel that any kind of distraction, any kind of visit from the president wouldn’t necessarily be productive,” said State Rep. Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso.
Earlier Monday, former El Paso Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said the president shouldn’t visit the city.
Trump is expected to be in El Paso on Wednesday. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said despite their differences, he’ll welcome the president to the city. The two have most recently tussled over how to solve the border crisis.
At a Monday press conference, Margo noted that Trump had called him on Sunday, was "very gracious" and had offered his help. He then revealed the president's plans to visit.
Click the video link above to watch our full interview with Rep. Blanco including his response to whether he’s joining the calls for a special session over gun violence.