Cornyn to Obama: Stop Treating Texas Like an ATM

One of Texas’ Republican senators panned President Obama’s latest fundraising trip to the Lone Star State today, saying the commander in chief needs to stop using Texas as an “ATM.”


After making remarks on the economy while touring a Rolls Royce-Crosspointe plant in Virginia, the president will jet down to Houston for an early evening campaign event at Minute Maid Park. Then he’ll speak at another fundraiser at a private home before flying back to Andrews Air Force Base and arriving back at the White House at 1 a.m.

“Barely 24 hours after maneuvering behind the scenes to defeat the Keystone pipeline and the Gulf Coast jobs that come with it, the President again will use Texas to replenish his campaign coffers,” Sen. John Cornyn said in a statement.

“Texans deserve a Commander-in-Chief whose primary concern is creating more jobs for them, not using our state as an ATM to protect his own.”

Obama made Texas his first fundraising stop after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Back then, Cornyn’s camp similarly blasted the president.

“It’s offensive that the president will make the time to use Texas as an ATM just days after he denied federal assistance for the thousands of wildfires that have ravaged Texas for months,” Cornyn spokesman Kevin McLaughlin said.


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