October 25, 2012
Updated with statement from Rep. Hinojosa: ”I simply paused for a second to collect my thoughts. I’m not the first person to ever do that nor will I be the last. I think we should continue talking about the issues that are important to my district and not spend any more time discussing someone collecting their thoughts during a debate.”
Longtime U.S. Rep Rubén Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, fumbled when asked a question about the Second Amendment at a political debate yesterday at the McAllen Rotary Club.
“There are so many people in Washington who come and talk to us about the Constitution and the rights that they want kept sacred and that not do anything about them. That we not change them. That we not amend them,” said Hinojosa, according to The Monitor. “And I can tell you that — I’m drawing a blank on the Second Amendment, but I think it’s the weapons, isn’t it? The NRA?”
The 72-year-old congressman is running for what would be his ninth term against Republican businessman Dale Brueggemann of Seguin.