Texas Democratic congressional candidate Gus Trujillo: 'I need to be a voice for the folks, not for the president'

The Democratic Texas Congressional nominee will face Dr. Ronny Jackson within the congressional race in Texas' thirteenth district; Gus Trujillo breaks down his marketing campaign technique forward of November election on ‘Fox and Pals.’

Texas Democratic congressional candidate Gus Trujillo mentioned Saturday that he needs to be a voice for the folks of his Panhandle district and never President Trump.

Trujillo -- who gained Tuesday's main runoff within the thirteenth District -- now faces Republican Ronny Jackson, a former White Home doctor who has Trump's endorsement.


"I believe the important thing distinction in this race goes to be that I'm an area candidate who has lived right here my entire life and grown up right here with public faculties, public training, public universities ...," Trujillo mentioned on "Fox & Pals  Weekend."

The candidate additionally interned for Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring after holding the seat since 1995.

Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks out after winning Texas GOP congressional runoff Video

"And I need to be a voice for the folks, not for the president. Not for partisan politics, however for the folks of District 13 first," Trujillo mentioned.

Trujillo is in for what many take into account an uphill battle; District 13 -- which extends over 40 counties -- is predominantly Republican.

He was requested on "Fox & Pals" how he stands on calls for by some Democratic activists to defund police departments.

"I assume that the time period 'defunding the police' is sort of inaccurate," the candidate mentioned. "As a result of I believe that what we need to do is we need to make investments extra into our communities, extra into social companies, psychological well being issues ... earlier than they turn into a violent interplay with police. I'm not in favor of utterly defunding police."

Trujillo mentioned he favors investing extra in communities "so that there are much less duties that a police officer has to endure."

"I imply, they already achieve this a lot for us. And, to have them be a social employee, a psychological well being professional and a bunch of different issues is asking an excessive amount of of them."

Trujillo additionally helps the Democrats' Inexperienced New Deal, a sweeping trillion-dollar to handle local weather change.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addresses the Road to the Green New Deal Tour final event at Howard University in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addresses the Highway to the Inexperienced New Deal Tour last occasion at Howard College in Washington, Monday, Might 13, 2019. (AP Photograph/Cliff Owen)

"Many farmers and even the oil trade and different industries are seeing the worth of getting coverage that's going to make sure that we now have a inexperienced future," he mentioned.


Trujillo confused that the Inexperienced New Deal would bolster an economic system ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic by creating tens of millions of safe jobs.

"Something that is going to convey jobs again throughout this disaster goes to assist," he mentioned.

Julia Musto is a reporter for GaHealthy Digital. You'll find her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.

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