Governor Perry Declines to Be Obama’s Prop for El Paso Stump Speech
Governor Rick Perry declined an invitation to greet Obama in El Paso today for his speech on amnesty.
Last week the Governor Perry blasted the Obama Administration for neglecting the wildfires in Texas.
The Politico reported:
Rick Perry has declined the White House’s request that he greet President Obama when Air Force One lands in Texas on Tuesday, the Republican governor’s office says.
“We did try to arrange something with the White House,” Lucy Nashed, a spokeswoman for Perry, told POLITICO. “They asked us if we wanted to meet him out on the tarmac in El Paso, but we weren’t able to work anything out, based on the fact that it’s probably going to be a 10-minute greeting.”
Perry, who met Obama at the airport when the president traveled to Austin in August, accused the administration two weeks ago of denying aid to his state to help recover from wildfires.
Other Republican governors, like Rick Scott and Mitch Daniels, recently greeted Obama when he visited their states.