The largest U.S. Border Patrol union local stopped just short of officially endorsing GOP candidate Donald Trump for president in a statement praising him for being the “only candidate” to support their mission.
“Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our agents,” said a statement from Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents 18,000 agents.
“He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful,” the statement said, the Washington Examiner reported.
Mr. Del Cueto said that Mr. Trump had sought the local’s endorsement, but the group has a practice of never endorsing any candidate.