McAllen Monitor: Failures in Uvalde “ aftermath prompted Gutierrez to seek a higher office”
For Immediate Release: September 15, 2023
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX – This week, the McAllen Monitor published a feature on U.S. Senate Candidate Roland Gutierrez and his campaign against Ted Cruz. Gutierrez has been on the road campaigning across the state since he announced his run in July. Last weekend he returned to McAllen and Harlingen to meet with voters and community leaders.
More from The McAllen Monitor:
- “What we saw in Uvalde, and what sparked my motivation for running, was a system that was broken,” Gutierrez told The Monitor during an exclusive interview on Saturday. “It started with law enforcement, went to the attorney general’s office and the governor’s office, and it was championed by a guy like Ted Cruz who did absolutely nothing else to help. He embodies this broken system,” he added.
- “We all need to be extraordinary when it comes to living in a state where policymakers are doing nothing to create new policies to safeguard children. And that’s the facts. That’s what’s happening,” Gutierrez said.
- For him, running for the U.S. Senate isn’t a way to seek a feather for his cap, it’s about wanting to “transform our country.”