SAN ANTONIO — Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee’s found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain’s owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick.
Following a photo and announcement of the owners’ support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee’s “since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.”
“I am disappointed to learn that a popular and well-respected retailer would lend its corporate brand to a candidate for statewide office who has built his career around dividing Texans and bashing immigrants, solely for his own political gain,” Castro said in a written statement.
Tweets from Castro vowing to boycott the Texas convenience store made the rounds on social media and included similar promises from supporters, including Joaquin Castro’s mother, Rosie Castro.
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