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
Sen. @HawleyMO: “Large quantities of drugs are smuggled across the border. Isn’t that right?”
Border Patrol Chief: “That is correct. In fact, just yesterday, Border Patrol in conjunction with some other law enforcement partners had a seizure of 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine.” pic.twitter.com/wRTxcx9hB5
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 10, 2019
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,”  and has talked about it with other officials.
My recent meeting with the Mexican ambassador was a huge disappointment for this very reason. Mexico needs to step up https://t.co/qMhmpvJcve
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 21, 2019
Cancelling trip to the southern border. Heading back to MO to see the tornado damage firsthand & do whatever I can to help
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 23, 2019
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.