Democratic congressman raided by FBI

The Washington Examiner has reported that a long-time Democratic congressman appears to be in trouble with the FBI.

Federal raids on Cuellar’s home and campaign office part of larger investigation

Henry Cuellar represents Texas’ 28th congressional district, and according to the Examiner, federal agents raided his home and campaign office last week.

It stated that “the raids of Cuellar’s home and campaign office are connected to a wide-ranging federal investigation into the former Soviet state of Azerbaijan and U.S. businessmen with ties to the country.”

Cuellar responded by tweeting out a video statement in which he claimed to be “fully cooperating with law enforcement and committed to ensuring that justice and the law is upheld.”

“There is an ongoing investigation that will show that there is no wrongdoing on my part,” the Democratic lawmaker went on to insist.

“Behind me is my childhood home in Las Lomas,” he continued. “When I look at this house, I see struggle, I see sacrifice, I see hard work, I see grit. This is my home, my community, and why I got into politics.”

Embattled congressman facing a primary challenge from left-wing radicals

The Examiner went on to call the raids “bad news” for Cuellar’s re-election prospect, as more radical members of his party are seeking to replace him via a primary challenge.

His most likely opponent appears to be immigration attorney and activist Jessica Cisneros, who narrowly lost to Cuellar in 2020’s primary race.

She has the backing of Justice Democrats, a far-left group affiliated with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It recently put out a statement referencing Cuellar’s legal problems.

“These revelations about Cuellar could push Jessica to victory, but only if we all lift Jessica up at this critical moment,” the Examiner quoted it as saying.

However, Republicans have been making gains in Cuellar’s district, with former President Donald Trump winning over 47 percent of the vote there in 2020.

The Examiner reported that National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair put out a statement of her own that read, “Crooked Congressman Henry Cuellar is panicking because he knows he’s in BIG TROUBLE.”

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