On Wednesday August 31, 2016, Michael Eggman, a Turlock farmer and candidate for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District released the following statement in advance of Donald Trump’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and immigration speech in Arizona.
“My mother’s family moved from Zacatecas, Mexico to California’s Central Valley for a better life and worked hard to achieve the American dream. From the first day of his campaign, Donald Trump has not only repeatedly insulted Mexican immigrants, he has promoted hateful and reckless immigration policies. Millionaire Congressman Jeff Denham’s continued strong support for billionaire Donald Trump is shocking and completely out of step with Central Valley values. While our campaign is standing up to Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric, Congressman Denham stands with Trump despite his anti-immigrant policies, and he’d be a rubber stamp for Trump’s agenda in Congress.”