MISSION, Texas (Border report) – The FBI conducted an investigation late Wednesday in the Laredo home of the Democratic American rep. Henry Cuellar, the Border Report has confirmed.
In an email to the Border Report, FBI spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes wrote: “The FBI was present near Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo and conducted law enforcement activity. The FBI can not comment further on an ongoing investigation.”
Cuellar’s office told the Border Report late Wednesday that the congressman will cooperate fully in any investigation.
“Congressman Cuellar will cooperate fully in any inquiry. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld,” his office said in a statement.
The newspaper Monitor published photos who showed agents in and around Cuellar’s house and said the agents took pictures.
Cuellar is the vice chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, arguably the most powerful legislator on the South Texas border.
He is currently serving his ninth term in Congress, representing Texas’ 28th Congressional District, which stretches from Laredo to San Antonio and Mission, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley.
He is expected to face a tough challenge during the primary election of the Democratic hopeful Jessica Cisneros, an immigration lawyer who was once interned in Cuellar’s office. Cuellar defeated Cisneros in 2020, but she has garnered support from many organizations throughout southern Texas.
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