NPT Capitol: “At a loss”? Yes, you certainly are
From the San Antonio Express-News (and written by former Times capitol writer Gary Scharrer):
“For me to believe that our cities are so endangered by all this violence that we need to send the military to the border is a knee-jerk reaction,” McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez told the House Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.
But a disbelieving Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, told the border mayors: “I’m at a loss to hear you all say that there’s no violence coming over.”
Noting that Mexico had recently deployed 5,000 troops to Juarez, across the river from El Paso, Flynn suggested the Mexican military would push the cartels to the Texas side of the border.