Reps. Jimmy Gomez (Calif.) and Veronica Escobar (Texas) made their pitch during a party-sponsored video call with donors.
Rep. Veronica Escobar said she declined to join the president during a post-shooting visit because she won't be "an accessory."
“Words have consequences, and the president has made my community and my people the enemy," Rep. Veronica Escobar said Monday.
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The three-year-old group shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
The move follows several reports about poor living conditions at the El Paso-area facility.
A major protest is planned as Trump kicks off his first campaign rally of the year in the Texas border city.
The state is 40 percent Hispanic, but Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are the first Hispanic women elected to federal office.
Two top candidates say Congress should decriminalize unauthorized border crossings entirely, while aspiring U.S. Sen. Beto O'Rourke argues asylum-seekers should be exempted from illegal entry prosecution.