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Texas Republican looking to oust pro-life Dem seeks to have prior arrest expunged from his record

A Republican seeking to oust Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is attempting to have an assault arrest wiped from his record.

Jose Sanz — a former press secretary and district director for Cuellar who announced a challenge to the Texas Democrat earlier this month — was arrested in April 2021 for assault in an incident in which he was accused of throwing a chair at his then 21-year-old sister, according to court records outlined by the Daily Mail.

Sanz’ mother, the records revealed, was also involved in the incident.

Sanz was arrested and charged with assault of a family member before he was released on a $1,000 bail at the time. The same month, on April 14, a protective order was granted that prevented Sanz from coming within 200 feet of the residence.

Sanz was born in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was nine years old to escape the violence, he said. He was raised in the Houston suburbs and lives in the border town of Laredo.

Aside from working in Cuellar’s office, his news release described him as a “former ESPN-Mexico television sports analyst.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.


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