During an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Wednesday, Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas criticized President Obama as “aloof” and “detached” for refusing to visit the southern Texas border and witness the massive immigration crisis firsthand.
Cuellar said Monday that Obama’s failure to make an appearance at the border during his upcoming campaign fundraiser in Texas could become his “Katrina moment.”
So far, the president has not made any new effort to avoid that moment. Cuellar expressed his frustrations with the actions that Obama has taken recently to Andrea Mitchell.
“When he is shown playing pool in Colorado, drinking a beer, and he can’t even even go 242 miles to the Texas border,” Cuellar fumed.
“He either can roll up his sleeves and go down to the border. Or he can just look aloof and detached and not go to the border, send surrogates down there, and say that he’s got everything under control,” the Texan Democrat asserted.