Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren

Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren

Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Warren campaign hires two top Castro staffers Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants MORE (D-Texas), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced Tuesday he is endorsing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected MORE (D-Mass.) in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. 

Castro’s endorsement comes a couple of weeks after his twin brother, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, backed Warren upon ending his own White House campaign. 

The congressman championed Warren as “the only candidate” who can unite the party and the country, “two things essential to defeating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE and restoring America’s leadership role at home and abroad,” he said in a statement. 


“Today, I’m endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren for President, because she’s going to make sure that everyone has great opportunities to achieve their dreams and get ahead,” Joaquin Castro said. 

“Sen. Warren is going to fight for all of us, including for people who came from neighborhoods like mine,” the San Antonio native added. “That’s why I’m proud to be in this fight with her.”

His endorsement comes the same day as the final Democratic primary debate before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Texas is one of several Super Tuesday states that will hold their nominating contests on March 3.  

The Warren campaign has offices in San Antonio and Austin and said it’s planning to open one in Houston on Friday. 

Julián Castro has been campaigning with Warren across Iowa since endorsing her campaign.