Cuellar Defends Immigration Bill; Says Pelosi Shouldn't 'Box' Herself In
President Obama met with Democrats from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday to find a solution to the immigration crisis. Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX), who has been critical of the administration’s immigration policies, attended yesterday’s meeting.
However, other than shaking hands, Rep. Cuellar said he never spoke to the president during the two-hour gathering.
The Texas congressman recently made headlines for saying that he hopes the border problem doesn’t become President Obama’s “Katrina moment.” In a previous Fox and Friends interview, Rep. Cuellar revealed that the White House called and asked him not to be as vocal about his criticism.
Last night after the meeting, Texas Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D) blasted Cuellar, saying that he doesn’t represent the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and charged that Cuellar doesn’t attend meetings.
Cuellar responded, “I’m a Hispanic. I'm a blue dog. 80 percent of my population that I represent is Hispanic. […] And by the way it would've been nice if he would've spoken to me, asked me what my legislation does. He was just ignorant of the facts and we got to do the right thing.”
Cuellar said Pelosi shouldn’t “box” herself in and added, “I live on the border. I’ve been working on this for many years. […] We gotta look at a policy change with due process for the kids.”