House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed her support for the last pro-life House Democrat in the face of a challenging Texas primary runoff.
Pelosi shared the affirmation for Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Ceullar during her weekly press conference on Thursday.
“He’s a valued member of our caucus,” Pelosi said of the Texas Democrat. “He is not pro-choice. But we do need him.”
Cuellar garnered just 48% of his district’s primary vote in March, forcing a runoff election against progressive Democrat Jessica Cisneros on May 24.
The Republican Party will also face a runoff between its two top candidates in the district. Cassy Garcia, a former staff member of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, garnered just over 23% of the primary vote. Republican Sandra Whitten was second, with 18% of the district’s GOP vote.
Cuellar faced controversy after the FBI raided his home in January over a potential investigation. He was reportedly not the focus of the investigation and has not faced charges.
In addition, Cuellar has been vocal in his criticisms of the White House regarding the Biden administration’s border policies that have impacted his district… (Read more)