Missouri U.S. Senator Hawley Cancels Trip to Border to Help Tornado Damaged Missouri

Missouri state capitol building.

Missouri state capitol building.

Missouri United States Senator, Josh Hawley, had reportedly planned a trip to the U.S. – Mexico border, this all came to an abrupt halt, however, when Missouri experienced severe storms and tornado damage on Wednesday evening. Hawley has since canceled his trip to the border and will instead be heading back to Missouri to look at the damage.

A Border Problem

This week Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley was set to travel to the southern border of the U.S. along with other members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Hawley’s office has said that he would be meeting with law enforcement officials along the border along with stopping in McAllen and Laredo, Texas. In the past, he has said that the “nonstop flow of drugs and human trafficking coming into this country is a crisis,” [1] and has talked about it with other officials.

Helping Hands

On Thursday morning, however, Hawley canceled his trip to the Mexico border and will be going back to Missouri instead. After Severe storms, along with tornados, swept across Missouri on Wednesday, Hawley made the decision to go back to his state to check out the damage the storm had done and help in any way he can.


  1. ^Missouri Sen. Hawley to visit US-Mexico border.” WGEM, 23 May. 2019, wgem.com/2019/05/23/missouri-sen-hawley-to-visit-us-mexico-border. (go back  ↩)

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