Progressive Democratic leader reveals why she wants Trump on Republican ticket

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said she would prefer President Joe Biden face former President Donald Trump in November, instead of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Escobar, who is the chairwoman of the House Progressive Caucus, said it was important for Trump to appear on the ballot so he could face up to his alleged role in the January 6 riot.

“Personally, I think it’s important that Donald Trump be on the ticket for a couple of reasons,” Escobar told Politico on Friday. “As a member of Congress who was trapped in the House gallery on Jan. 6, I think it was a real dereliction of duty on the part of senators who voted to acquit him.”

Escobar said the 2024 elections could be a moment of accountability for Trump, and
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