The Hispanic Congressional Caucus wants to invite Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, our former bestie ally and neighbor, to address a joint session of Congress. Hispanic legislators want to show Peña Nieto not everyone in Washington possesses the manners of a circus chimp.
“Recent statements and actions by the Trump Administration have damaged our nations’ ties,” the leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus wrote in a letter to Congressional leadership that includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The goal of the invitation is help fix the damage caused by Trump, also known in certain circles in Mexico as an under cooked man species, especially his negative rhetoric about the Mexican people and his incessant demands for Mexican pesos for his wall.
This is yet another invite for Peña Nieto, in January state Democrats from the Hispanic majority state of New Mexico also extended an invite.
The Caucus letter also expressed that this invitation will provide an opportunity for the U.S. to show that it “still believes in the construction of bridges and not walls.” The Mexican president cancelled his early February visit after a barrage of insults by Trump and his demand that Peña Nieto come with his Mexican checkbook.
The letter is signed by caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham, Sen. Bob Menendez, and Reps. Joaquin Castro, Ruben Gallego, Pete Aguilar and Norma Torres, all Democrats. No indication whether the invitation to visit will move forward.
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